Baby it’s cold outside: Polar Research Institute

No intrepid adventurer can call himself such if he hasn’t heard of Scott of the Antarctic.  If you want to find out more about him, then Cambridge has a museum where you can do just that: The Scott Polar Research Institute, also known as The Polar Museum. The Polar Museum, you might recall, contributed this amazing…

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

I’ve been visiting Cambridge again. After visiting a few of the museums on my adventures at the end of last year and being treated to the wonderful exhibition at Two Temple Place earlier this year, I was itching to get back. Also I’ve only been to three of the nine University of Cambridge museums and you know, you…

Discoveries at Two Temple Place

Having recently taken a trip to Cambridge  it was music to my ears (or the more visual equivalent, a painting to my eyes perhaps?) to discover that the museums of Cambridge were taking a trip to London. To Two Temple Place to be exact, for a quirky exhibition called Discoveries. Usually I loathe  the word ‘quirky’…

Exploring the Sedgewick Museum

There must be an unwritten rule somewhere that all Natural History Museums *must* be  architecturally stunning.I’m constantly and consistently blown away by all the detailed wonder of London’s Natural History Museum. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is also a sight to behold (check out that roof!). Although not quite in the same awe-inspiring…

Puttin’ on The Fitz: Exploring the Fitzwilliam Museum

When I told my friend Imogen that I wanted to visit Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, she chuckled quietly to herself. “I’m glad you picked that one to visit,” she said “there’s something in there I want to show you…” she continued enigmatically. So, to the Fitz we went, with Imogen leading the way. Alas, we were…

The Magical Museum of Classical Archaeology

“OK, so the only thing that’s really on my list of Things To See In Cambridge is *this*” I wrote as I shared a link with my Cambridge-based-chum as we were arranging what we were going to get up to on my trip up there. The link was to a page about the Peplos Kore;…