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Cambridge Museum of Technology

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The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
01223 500652 www.museumoftechnology.com

October 2016

Model Railways Day at the Cambridge Museum of Technology

Sunday October 2, 2016at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
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£1.50 – £3.50

Get your anoraks at the ready! Cambridge Museum of Technology is holding its annual model railways day on Sunday 2nd October. Among the attractions will be ‘Nidderdale’, a 16mm scenic layout which uses real steam to power its diminutive locomotives.  Hornby will feature with vintage ‘O’ gauge and dublo three rail electric layouts.  There will also be models of Japanese railways and working steam model traction engines. This year the event will also include a display of working Meccano models. Admission…

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The Development of The Pumping Station on Riverside

Thursday October 6, 2016at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
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£3

An illustrated talk by Berrak Gokay (formerly of Anglian Water) Life in Victorian Cambridge could be dirty, smelly and short.  Sewage was discharged directly into the River Cam and the beautiful waterway we love today was little more than an open sewer: filthy, stinking and a carrier of deadly diseases. In 1859 the state of the river even made the pages of the Cambridge Chronicle. ‘Have you taken a stroll in the college walks during the last week?  If you…

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November 2016

Ghost Story at the Old Pumping Station

Wednesday November 30, 2016at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
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Robert Lloyd Parry will be giving a reading of Charles Dickens’s ghost story, The Signalman. The story is set by a remote railway line and the museum’s main engine room with its towering machines casting shadows across the walls will provide an atmospheric setting. The performance will last approximately 40 minutes and is followed by the opportunity to explore the Victorian Pumping Station, home of Cambridge Museum of Technology, at night. Wear warm clothes wrap up well and sensible shoes…

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March 2017

Readings – Classic Science Fiction at the Cambridge Museum of Technology

Thursday March 23, 2017at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£17.58

The Crystal Egg & The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eyes: Two visionary tales by H.G.Wells Come for an evening of classic science fiction at Cambridge Museum of Technology. Robert Lloyd Parry, who is best known for his spine chilling renditions of 19th century ghost stories, has now turned his attention to the work of H.G. Wells, one of the founding fathers of the Science Fiction genre. Suspend belief for a few hours and dream, in the words of Wells ‘of…

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Engine Rally Open Weekend

Saturday March 25, 2017at 11:00 am - Sunday March 26, 2017at 10:00 am
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£2.00 – £5.00

Cambridge Museum of Technology is holding an engine rally. There will be steam engines, a fairground organ, stationary engines and tractors, plus a catering van, a bar and live entertainment on the Saturday evening.  There are also many other exhibits in the museum. Supported by the Beds Steam Preservation Society and perserving the industrial heritage of Cambridge. Admission- £5.00 - adults, 3.00 - concessions, 2.00 - children. Children under 7 free. For info go to www.museumoftechnology.com/

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April 2017

An Evening with Sherlock Holmes

Wednesday April 26, 2017at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£12.00

The Creeping Man and The Dying Detective, by Arthur Conan Doyle: Rehearsed readings by Robert Lloyd Parry In aid of the Engineer’s House appeal Robert Lloyd Parry returns to Cambridge Museum of Technology with rehearsed readings of two tales of Sherlock Holmes in the atmospheric surroundings of the Engine Room. In 'The Creeping Man', Holmes and Watson are summoned to Cambridge to get to the bottom of the strange behaviour of a respected academic. In 'The Dying Detective' the great…

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July 2017

Thirsty and Hungry Farmers’ Market

Sunday July 9, 2017at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom

Come to the Museum of Technology down by the river to try a new farmers’ market which will bring together food and drink producers from across Cambridge and East Anglia, as well as selected traders from the capital. There will also be a selection of wines, beers and spirits to take away. More than a dozen traders are already lined up. For minfo e-mail info@museumoftechnology.com or ring 01223- 368650.

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Readings at the Museum of Technology

Thursday July 27, 2017at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£12.00

Beasts and Superbeasts, Six Sardonic Tales by Saki read by Robert Lloyd Parry. "And do you really ask us to believe," Sir Wilfrid was saying, "that you have discovered a means for instructing animals in the art of human speech?” Welcome to the strange and baffling world of Saki, where animals often behave like men, and men sometimes return the compliment. The writer, Hugh Hector Munro, died in a trench in France in 1916, but his uniquely hilarious stories sing…

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August 2017

Cambridge Story Tellers – Tech Tales

Sunday August 13, 2017at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£5.00 – £7.00

A new venture for Cambridge Storytellers and for the Museum of Technology is lined up for Sunday 13th August: an evening of storytelling at the local museum. The Museum has teamed up with local group Cambridge Storytellers who have been delving into local history as well as ancient myths for this evening of spoken word. Shirley Lowe, of Cambridge Storytellers, said: ‘Cambridge Storytellers have performed in historic venues all around Cambridge, but we are particularly excited about putting on a…

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October 2017

Autumn Terrors at the Cambridge Museum of Technology

Thursday October 19, 2017at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£7.50

As the nights draw in and there’s a chill in the air,come along for an evening of spine-tingling tales in the atmospheric surroundings of the Victorian Engine Room. High Stakes - A “Spooken word” show Pete (the Cardinal) Cox – previously poet-in-residence of The Dracula Society – returns to Cambridge with his “spooken word” show High Stakes. In this one man show he explores the fears we all have, be they mortgages or vampires, delving into the darkest depths of…

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Two Classic Tales of Terror at the Museum of Technology

Monday October 30, 2017at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£12.00

Inexperienced Ghosts: Two Classic Tales of Terror, By E. F. Benson and H. G. Wells read by Robert Lloyd Parry Good Lord!’ I thought, ‘Here's a ghost at last! And I haven't believed for a moment in ghosts during the last five-and-twenty years.' Robert Lloyd Parry returns to the Cambridge Museum of Technology with rehearsed readings of ghost stories by two masters of the genre. E F Benson’s “How Fear Departed the Long Gallery” offers a twist, comic and touching…

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December 2017

Teddy Bear Adventures

Sunday December 3, 2017at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£1.50 – £3.50

Teddy bears and their owners are invited to drop in at Cambridge Museum of Technology for an afternoon of activities designed especially for bears. Bears will be able to ride on the Ash Railway in the company of Mr. Teddy, the Museum furry chief engineer. Visitors can also try their paws at some science and technology experiments inspired by well loved bear tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? The Print shop will…

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November 2018

An Evening of Victorian Music Hall with Allcock & Brown

Saturday November 24, 2018at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£10.00 – £16.00

Roll up ladies and gentlemen! Allcock & Brown, those marvellous inventors in music and purveyors of mirth, are bringing their Victorian Music Hall show to Cambridge Museum of Technology, based in Cambridge's Victorian pumping station. Their repertoire includes comic ditties, monologues and sing along songs of days past. The evening will include classic numbers such as Pretty Polly Perkins, Two Lovely Black Eyes and The Winkle Song, performed on piano accordion and Anglo concertina. Allcock and Brown, also known as…

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December 2018

Cambridge Ghost Stories for Christmas

Tuesday December 4, 2018at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£12.00

In the years leading up to World War I, Montague Rhodes James – pioneering medievalist, sometime Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum – established a tradition of reading a new ghost story to his friends in King’s College every Christmas Eve, just after chapel. These unforgettably eerie tales are still justly celebrated today. But only one of them is actually set during the Christmas season: “The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance.” Come and listen to this lesser known masterpiece…

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December 2019

Victorian Christmas at The Cambridge Museum of Technology

Sunday December 15, 2019at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom
£3.00 – £5.00

Join the Cambridge Museum of Technology for a family-friendly Victorian Christmas celebration, filled with crafts, music, mince pies, and much more! The Museum will be travelling back in time on Sunday 15th December for some festive fun. Many of our Christmas traditions date back to the 19th Century – did you know that the Victorians invented Christmas cards and Christmas trees? Visitors can experience a real Victorian Christmas, including making their own decorations to hang on the Museum’s tree, and…

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April 2020

Cambridge Museum of Technology – Events

Monday April 20 - Sunday December 20
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8LD United Kingdom

Come along to the Museum of Technology on the river to see a wide variety of events from a talk about bricks, The Cambridge Omnibus Society Meeting,  an event bringing a historic boiler back to life, a guided tour of the Pye exhibition, a classic car day and many more events. For info and for tickets go to https://www.museumoftechnology.com/whats-on

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