Twilight at the Museum – 25th February 2022

This event was part of the University of Cambridge Museums’ Twilight initiative.

With torches at the ready, visitors explored NHRM after hours in search of the wow, the weird and the wonderful at the museum. They were encouraged to identify unusual objects in the collection through a trail around Trainer’s House galleries, handling items related to horses and looking at curiosities underneath our microscopes.

Visitors were invited to bring in their own wow, weird and wonderful objects from home. View their objects below and discover why they were chosen.


Rock (Wally)

My name is: Noah

My object is: Rock, also called Wally

I chose it because: It is mysterious not knowing what it is made from. It was found on Cromer beach in Norfolk and it looks like a dog’s skull.


Lego Keyring

My name is: Oliver

My object is: Lego Keyring

I chose it because: I love Lego.


Skipping Rope

My name is: Othelia

My object is: Skipping Rope

I chose it because: I love skipping.

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