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LGBTQ+ Tours

Bridging Binaries

Pilot LGBTQ+ Tours at Cambridge Museums

 

Throughout February 2019 at the Museum of Classical Archaeology
Various dates (see further below)

 

From same- sex behaviour among penguins to eroticism in the ancient world, explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge collections. Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.

Stories include:
The love story of Hadrian and Antinous
The story of why we do not have a statue of a hermaphrodite in our collection
The asexuality of the goddess Artemis
and many more...

Tours are running at other University of Cambridge Museums throughout January and February 2019.

 

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.

 

Dates

Saturday 2 February, 11.30
Friday 8 February, 12.00
Saturday 9 February, 11.30
Wednesday 13 February, 13.00
Friday 15 February, 12.00
Wednesday 20 February, 13.00
Friday 22 February, 12.00
Saturday 23 February, 11.30
Wednesday 27 February, 13.00

 

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 Polar Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Zoology

 

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.

 

Opening hours

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

Closed on Bank Holidays


Saturday Opening

We are currently open on Saturdays. Saturday opening runs from Saturday 19 January until Saturday 9 March 2019. Unfortunately, we are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.

 

Visit us

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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Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402
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