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LGBTQ+ Tours

Bridging Binaries

LGBTQ+ Tours at Cambridge Museums

 

Upcoming Tour Dates


There are no tours currently scheduled due to the pandemic.

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From queens, emperors and divine beings, to scientists, artists and global communities, explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge collections.

How do labels and categories affect the stories we choose to tell, or how we connect with each other? How do they affect our interaction with our natural world, and how we imagine the future?

With tours running across seven museums, our volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sexual identity through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.

 

Bridging Binaries at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Same-sex desire does not need modern labels and categories in order to exist across time.

From goddesses and ancient myths to powerful emperors explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in amongst the statues and sculptures of the atmospheric Cast Gallery at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

Volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories which challenge binary approaches to gender and sexual identity through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects related to Ancient Greece and Rome.

 

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Important information

Tours will start promptly.

Please aim to arrive at the meeting point which will be printed on your ticket, and listed in your booking confirmation email 5-10 mins before the advertised start time.

Pilot tours will last approximately 45 mins and led by a volunteer guide.

Please note that tours will involve walking around the Museum for the duration.

Meeting points for tours will be provided upon booking.

Please note tours are aimed at adults.

 

Access information

The Museum and the tours are wheelchair accessible. Volunteer guides are happy to adjust the tours to meet the needs of the group on the day.

Find out more about access at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

 

Booking: Essential

Booking is easy, but tours are intimate and numbers are limited. Please visit Cambridge Live to book your tickets, or call 01223 357851.

 

Find LGBTQ+ Tours at other University of Cambridge Museums

It's not just us! Our amazing team of volunteers are also running tours at 6 other University of Cambridge Museums.

 

Still want more?

Check out our Queer Antiquities trail.

 

LGBTQ+ tours are a University of Cambridge Museums initiative. They are delivered by an incredible team of volunteers, who are helping us to diversify the stories we tell and to approach our collections in new and exciting ways.

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge


Every cast tells two stories.

One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.

 

Coronovirus Update: Temporary Closure of the Museum of Classical Archaeology from Wednesday 18 March

We are very sad to announce that the Museum of Classical Archaeology will be closing from 5pm today, Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice.

More information and updates...

 

Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-1pm (univ. term time only)
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays


Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. We are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time. Saturday opening begins again on Saturday 25 April 2020.

 

Easter Closure

We are closing for Easter. We will close at 5pm on Thursday 9 April and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 14 April.

 

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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

We do not have an entrance on the road. Find us inside the Sidgwick Site.

 

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