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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January
FREE ADMISSION

 

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of Chinese New Year. Organised in collaboration with Cambridge China Centre. Activities include:

Storytelling
Volunteers from the Cambridge China Centre will be sharing exciting stories of the Jade Emperor's Great Race, where the order of animals in the Chinese zodiac was decided, and how to scare away "Nian the Monster" if he comes by your house on the eve of the lunar new year.  Expect a lively narrator, musical accompaniment and a little audience participation.

Art activity: Chinese lanterns
Be part of a 2000-year old tradition and make a beautiful Chinese lantern. Traditionally placed in windows or hung in public, they are thought to bring good fortune (and scare away Nian the Monster).

Art activity: Paper cutting
A folk art that uses one of China's greatest gifts to the world…paper! Paper-cutting has existed since the sixth century and is known for its intricate designs and creative use of negative space. Today's project will allow visitors to take part in an annual decorating tradition.

Trail: Chinese New Year – Chinese Zodiac
Search for your chosen Chinese Zodiac animal in the Museum's collection.

 

 

 

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