Historyworks has made 8 hisory trails for Cambridge which take the public on fascinating explorations of hidden histories from the jurassic period to contemporary revelations about the city's people and places.  All the trails are free to access here. 2 are set up in locations where Historyworks has held public tours and concerts and sound installations, at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, and at Great St Mary's Church on Cambridge Market. 6 of the trails are focused on 'history beneath your feet' with story-telling, songs, poems, raps, photographs, drawings, pinned on the locations along the routes from neighbourhoods into the historic city centre to the Guildhall and Market place.

These 6 trails are designed to lead from the front door of primary schools to the market place in Cambridge and as pieces of public art have poems and songs composed by the famous children's poet, Michael Rosen, and the Horrible Histories songwriter, Dave Cohen, with also hundreds of children and their families involved in creating their own pieces of art, photography, raps, poems, songs, maps, drawings to pin on the places on the trails which are offered as audio guides and printed leaflets which you can download from this website.

Schools History Trails 

Below are the drafts Schools History Trails for use with your classes, which are currently are a work in progress and not fully complete at this stage. Click on the links below to download the draft of your school's trail:

Abbey Meadows

Milton Road

Morley Memorial

St. Luke's

St. Matthew's

St. Philip's


Beacon Trails at Cambridge Museum of Technology and at the Universiy Church of Great St Mary's

Historyworks is also producing two trails using new technology, collaborating with ARM to use bluetooth beacons.  The beacon trails are available on location at the Cambridge Museum of Technology and around the University Church of Great St Mary's.  You can find these two trails in the tabs on the right-hand side, but please be aware you'll need a smartphone or tablet to navigate them on location, and follow the instructions below to upload the physical web. They were piloted for the University of Cambridge's Festival of Ideas and for the Museum of Cambridge's History Festival in 2015, and then the University of Cambridge'sScience Festival and Open Cambridge in 2016.  They will all be using the same technology, so please see below the instructions for how to navigate the physical web and find the beacons using your smartphone or tablet.

Instructions for iOS (pdf)

Instructions for Android (pdf)