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Market Stall Stories

The Market square has been the centre of Cambridge since the middle ages, with people travelling from across Cambridgeshire to trade, gossip and see justice done in the stocks! Journey through the tall stories of the Market from the medieval era to the swinging sixties.

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Dine at Trinity Hall

Dine with us at the Open Cambridge Dinner, this year held in the splendour of Trinity Hall's 19th Century Dining Hall.

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Capability Brown: managing his legacy at Madingley Hall

As the country marks Capability Brown's 300th anniversary, this talk explores Brown's life and his legacy at Madingley Hall.

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Volunteer with the Public Engagement Team

Volunteer and make a valuable contribution to the Open Cambridge weekend.

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The Cambridge boathouses

Join Cambridge's rowing community on a tour along the river bank where College and Town crews take to the water. Explore the boathouse, see the magnificent boats and learn about the history of rowing in Cambridge....

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Celebrating the history and mysteries of Cambridge Market

26 August 2016

Do you know how Petty Cury got its name, or what you could buy from the smearmongers? Have you heard of the Cambridge book-fish, or the Great Market fire of 1849?

Market square has been the centre of Cambridge since the middle ages. Boats used to sail all the way up to Cambridge from the sea at King’s Lynn before...

King's College Library and archives open their doors

25 August 2016

This year is the quatercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare (1654–1616) and events are being held worldwide to celebrate the life and work of the UK’s most famous poet, playwright and actor, described by Ben Jonson as ‘not of an age, but for all time’. In this special year, King’s College Library and Archives...

A look back at the history of shops and shopping in Cambridge

22 August 2016

Ever wondered what shopping and shops in Cambridge were like a decade or hundreds of years ago? Now you can find out during a fascinating Museum of Cambridge exhibition, Capturing Cambridge Consumers, tracing the history and experiences of shopping and shops in Cambridge over the last 400 years. Featuring a collection...


9 - 11 September 

Booking line open:

10.30AM - 4PM 

Mon - Fri



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