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Bridging Binaries

LGBTQ+ Tours at Cambridge Museums

 

Upcoming Tour Dates


Saturday 24 February, 11am-12 Book your ticket now

Saturday 9 March, 11am-12 Book your ticket now

 

 

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 multiple 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.

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.

The meeting point is at the Museum's front desk, inside the Cast Gallery.

Please note tours are aimed at adults.

 

Access information

  • The Cast Gallery is on the first floor.
  • Unfortunately, our lift is currently our of order which means we are unable to provide step-free access at this time.
  • This event involves standing, but we can move chairs around the gallery. Please let us know either when you book tickets or on arrival if you would like us to do so.
  • Find out more about Museum Access.
  • Please contact us on 01223 330402 or email museum@classics.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility.

 

Booking: Essential

Booking is easy, but tours are intimate and numbers are limited. Please use the booking links at the top of this page to book your tickets.

 

Find LGBTQ+ Tours at other University of Cambridge Museums

It's not just us! Our amazing team of volunteers are also running tours at the Museum of Zoology.

 

Still want more?

Check out our Queer Antiquities trail.

 

LGBTQ+ tours are a University of Cambridge Museums initiative, developed by the Change Makers Action Group and funded by Arts Council England. 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.

Every cast tells two stories.
One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.

 

Just drop in: no need to book

 

Lift out of order

Our lift is currently out of order which means we are not able to provide step-free access at present.

 

Opening hours

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

Closed on Bank Holidays

 

Saturday Opening

Please note: We are open on Saturdays only during University of Cambridge term time.

We are currently open on Saturdays until Saturday 9 March 2024.

 

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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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