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Kettle's Yard, Castle Street,
Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Kettle's Yard founded by H.S. 'Jim' Ede. A place where visitors would 'find a home and a welcome, a refuge of peace and order, of the visual arts and of music.'

Each afternoon (except Mon) visitors can ring the bell and ask to look around.

Summer opening (2005: 10 Apr - 12 Sept)
Tue - Sun and Bank Holiday Mon 13.30 - 16.30

Winter opening Tue - Sun and Bank Holiday Mon 14.00 - 16.00

Gallery and bookshop open Tue - Sun
and Bank Holiday Mon 11.30 - 17.00
note: The gallery and bookshop are closed during the installation of exhibitions

Easter opening: closed Good Fri, open Easter Mon

Admission is Free.

Tel: 01223 352124
Fax: 01223 324377

Email - Website

Kettle's Yard is a department of the University of Cambridge.

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences,
University of Cambridge, Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3EQ

Exhibits include - Ancient Life: The Fossil Record (I) Life in the Jurassic Seas, The Fossil Record (II) Origins of Modern Life, The Fossil Record (III) Planet Earth.

The Mineral Gallery - a walk through time - earliest fossils to dinosaurs (Dinosaurs at the Sedgwick Museum) - the marine world of 200 million years ago - post dinosaurs - how life developed.

Discover the Earth - how it works - other planets in the Solar System - Local Geology - The rocks and fossils - The scenery of Cambridgeshire county and Fens.

About the Burgess Shale - Prehistoric wildlife in East Anglia - Bears, hippos, mammoth etc.

The Darwin Collection - Specimens collected by Darwin on his 1831 Voyage of the Beagle.

Woodward's Legacy - A unique and complete collection from the 17th century.

Open: Mon to Fri 09.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00
Sat 10.00 to 13.00

Admission is Free.

Tel: 01223 333456 - Fax: 01223 333450


The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

Open: Tue - Sat: 10.00 - 17.00
Sun: 12.00 - 17.00
Bank Holiday Mon, 12.00 - 17.00

CLOSED: Mon (except Bank Holidays) and 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission is Free.

Museum wheelchairs are available at the Courtyard Entrance for visitors’ use.
Tel: 01223 332900
Fax: 01223 332933


Mar and District Museum, High Street, Mar, Cambs, PE15 9JJ

Free Entry Museum in Mar CambridgeshireThe museum is split into three main exhibition rooms, all filled with interesting artefacts, outside there is a Fenland Cottage, and outdoor displays.


Open: Wed and Sat only 10.30 - 15.30

All Year Except Christmas and New Year.

Entry to the Museum is Free however donations are much appreciated.

E-mail: info@Marmuseum.co.uk

Tel: 01354 655300

Web: www.MarMuseum.co.uk

Milton Country Park, Milton,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Milton Country ParkCreated from old gravel pits the 95 acre site offers a varied natural habitat interlaced with over two miles of paths, suitable for bicycles and wheelchairs, as well as those on foot. The Milton Country Park includes a Visitor Centre with cafe, two play-areas, viewing platforms, and sensory garden.

Milton Country Park is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The car park, the Visitor Centre, and toilet block are open from 8am each day, every day of the year except Christmas Day. Closing times vary according to the season.

Admission is Free, however there is a small charge for car-parking. MAP

Country Park Rangers on 01223 420060


Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ

The Museum is open to the public, from 14.00 to 16.30 Tue through Sat. These hours are likely to be extended during the summer months.

Admission is Free.

Tel: 01223-333516
Fax: 01223-333517
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The Museum of Classical Archaeology,
University of Cambridge,
Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA

Open from 1000 to 1700, Mon to Fri.
DURING TERM TIME ONLY on Sat from 10.00 - 13.00.

Closed from Christmas to New Year and on Good Fri and Easter Mon.

Admission is Free.

Tel: 01223 335153
Fax: 01223 335409


University Museum of Zoology Cambridge,
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ

Opening times Mon - Fri 10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.45
CLOSED Bank Holidays, unless stated otherwise.
For special opening times check 'What's new'

Admission is Free - apart from occasional special exhibitions.

Tel: 01223 336650
Fax: 01223 336679

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Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH

The collection covers all branches of science and its applications from physics to phrenology and from magnetism to microscopy. Scientific instruments, models, prints and related objects are displayed.

Open Mon to Fri 13.30 - 16.30. Closed at weekends, on bank holidays, and on any additional days mentioned on the Museum homepage.

Admission is Free. Donations are gratefully received and are used to enhance the displays in the galleries.

Tel: 01223 330906
Fax: 01223 334554

Website - Email

Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, Peterborough PE1 1XS

Peterborough Cathedral is a Free Entry location in Cambridgeshire

Peterborough Cathedral is one of the UK’s top 10 landmarks and one of the finest Norman buildings surviving in Europe today.

Free Entry (Donations Requested)

Peterborough Cathedral is open for visiting 364 days a year (closed on Boxing Day) at the following times:

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.15 / Sat 09.00 - 15.00 / Sun 12.00 - 15.15

There may be some restricted access due to services and events so please check for alterations prior to your visit.

Tel: 01733 343342 or for general enquiries please

E-mail: info@Peterborough-Cathedral.org.uk

Web: www.Peterborough-Cathedral.org.uk

Ferry Meadows, Ham Lane,
Peterborough PE2 5UU

Ferry Meadows is the 200ha (500acre) Country Park at the heart of Nene Park.

Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride (chargeable), ride a train (chargeable), go fishing (chargeable), exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland - all less than three miles from Peterborough's busy city centre.

You'll find all this and more - including hard-surfaced routes for wheelchair users, a busy events and activity programme and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The Free Entry Visitor Centre has a friendly staff who can provide you with all the information you will need to make the most of your day. The interactive displays allow you to discover what to see and do in the park and the local area.

Open: Mar 11.00 - 16.00 / Apr - Oct 11.00 - 16.00 (Mon - Fri) / 10.00 - 17.00 (Sat, Sun and B Hols)

There is a charge per car / per day on weekends and bank holidays from first Sat in Apr until the last Sun in Oct from 10.00 to 17.00


Tel: 01733 234193

Web: www.NeneParkTrust.org.uk/Ferry-Meadows

Peterborough Museum, Priestgate,
Peterborough, PE1 1LF

Free to visit in Peterborough Museum, Priestgate

The museum is closed until Mar 2012 for refurb.

Peterborough Museum is a fascinating and fun place to visit for all the family, right in the heart of the city centre.

General admission is Free

There is always something different to see or do throughout the year.


Tel: 01733 864663

E-mail: museum@Peterborough.gov.uk

Web: Under Construction

Thorney Heritage Museum, The Tankyard, Station Road, Thorney, PE6 0QE

Thorney has always been an island above the surrounding landscape, whether that landscape was of inundated swamp lands or drained fens.

Maps on display in the museum indicate settlement in the surrounding area from bronze Age through Roman, Saxon until the monks set up an isolated chapel on the island and the museum concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, but relates human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world.

Open: Easter Sun to the last Sun in Sept. Sun 14.00 - 17.00 Except Aug Bank Holiday weekend, when open Sun morning 11.00. - 14.00

Tel: 01733 270908

Web: www.Thorney-Museum.org.uk

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Below this line, in the grey area, we are adding alternative days out to the Free listings that DoFreeStuff is renowned for. This is to help you plan your family days out. The attractions listed below make a charge for admission!

Bassingbourn Tower Museum, Royston

Blacked-Out Britain War Museum, Huntingdon

Burwell Museum, Cambridge

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

Chatteris Museum, Chatteris

Chilford Hall Vineyard, Cambridge

Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

Elton Hall, nr Peterborough

Ely Cathedral, Ely

Ely Museum, Ely

Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, Cambridge

Flag Fen, Peterborough

Houghton Mill, Houghton

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Linton Zoo, Linton

Lyveden New Bield, Peterborough

The Manor, Huntingdon

Mar and District Museum, Mar

Museum of Technology, Cambridge

Norris Museum, Huntingdon

Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum, Wisbech

Oliver Cromwell's House, Ely

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Peterborough

Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum, Ely

Ramsey Rural Museum, Huntingdon

Raptor Foundation, Woodhurst

Rupert Brooke Museum, Cambridge

Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, Peterborough

Saint Neots Museum, Huntingdon

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge

St Neots Museum, St Neots

Stained Glass Museum, Ely

Taggart Tile Museum, Huntingdon

The Cage, Wisbech

Thorney Heritage Museum, Peterborough

University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

Whittlesey Museum, Peterborough

Wisbech and Fenland Museum, Wisbech

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