It was impossible to be bored last Saturday at the Castle Hill Open Day, where a bunch of entertaining activities were waiting for tourists and Cambridge people for all ages. Castle Hill opened the doors of the historically fascinating areas of Cambridge and provided a variety of free programmes and events prersented by historians, local experts, artists, musicians and dancers.
Storytelling, music and tea welcomed visitors at St Giles Church; mat weaving, drawing and poetry took place at St Peter’s Church and tea and cakes were served at the Castle Hill Methodist Church.
Programmes also included free walking tours, riverside tours, visiting the Nuclear Bunker and tours to the New Art Collection, where we could take a look at 400 pieces work of art made by women artists from all arount the world. Admission was completely free to all museums and galleries including the Kettle’s Yard and The Museum of Cambridge, where children could find out more about the history of jelly. A wide range of activities were organised at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
While free water was available at most of the venues, foodies enjoyed some tasty meals at the food tracks. Tea and nature lovers could pick their own herbs and tea in the Murray Edwards College Gardens. Complimentary suncream was also available at the venues, which protected people while enjoying the activities.
Castle Hill Open Day was all we needed to refresh our souls and minds and made the day absolutely enjoyable for everyone.
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