Summer at the Museums 2016

We’re taking part in Summer at the Museums again this year, with the return of some favourite activities and two new ones!

Every Monday afternoon in the summer holidays we’ll be offering family craft activities suitable for ages 6+.

Each session costs £2 per child and there’s no need to book.

If the weather is fine we will spill out into the church garden so bring your suncream and sunhats!

Here are all the details of our Monday events:

Clay Creatures

Date: 25.7.16
Time: 13.00-16.00
Go gargoyle hunting around Cambridge, find the Great St Mary’s Green Man and sculpt a clay creature.

Knights and Dragons

Date: 1.8.16
Time: 13.00-16.00
Hunt for dragons and design your own shield with a personal coat of arms.

Fantastic Beasts

Date: 8.8.16
Time: 13.00-16.00
Search the church for real and imaginary beasts and create your own chimera champion.

Jewelled Light

Date: 15.8.16
Time: 13.00-16.00
Explore stained glass windows and make a sparkling suncatcher.

Tall Towers

Date: 22.8.16
Time: 13.00-16.00
Find out about Great St Mary’s amazing tower and work together to build towering structures.

Fishy Tales

Date: 29.8.16
Time: 13.00-16.00
Hear the strange story of the Cambridge book-fish and make your own.

For more exciting family events all summer, you can download the Summer at the Museums programme here and read more on the website.

Reflecting on three years

At the end of June, we submitted our final report to the Heritage Lottery Fund, summing up our achievements over the past three years.report title page

It has been a wonderful time of renewal and progress at Great St Mary’s, with many highlights.

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I’d like to say a huge thank you to all our amazing volunteers, to Margaret Johnston who wrote the original HLF funding bid which made the project possible, to every visitor and school who attended one of our heritage events, and of course to the Heritage Lottery Fund!

We are excited about continuing the Heritage Project in the coming years – I will be continuing three days a week to expand our programme for schools and language schools, offer six Summer at the Museums family events, and plan for an exciting Open Cambridge day celebrating Cambridge Market through time, in partnership with Cambridge BID.

We will also be moving over to a brand new website shortly which will be an excellent showcase for all our activities and make it easier for local people and visitors to get a sense of all Great St Mary’s has to offer.

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