Historyworks has made 10 history trails for Cambridge so far 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.

8 of the trails have been creaed by Historyworks for our project with Michael Rosen and Horrible Histories song-writers and schools where Helen Weinstein has walked school children with their teachers and carers to locations and used the 'history beneath your feet' as inspiration for all the KS2 children paticipating to be creative 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.

Schools History Trails 

These 8 history trails produced by Historyworks for schools 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.  Michael Rosen is the voice on our audio guides to make these really special for Cambridge chldren, which are offered free with a map and leaflet which you can download from this website:

Abbey Meadows   |   Milton Road |   St. Matthew's   |   St. Luke's   |   Morley Memorial   |   St. Philip's   |   Ridgefield   |   St Paul's   |

Next, we will be developing a set of history trails as co-creations with 10 new primary schools because there is further public art funding which Historyworks has won, and we will be collaborating with Michael Rosen again too, whch is very good news!  For the next cohort, we are working with Chesterton, Shirley, Arbury, King's Hedges, Mayfield, Newnham Croft, Trumpington Meadows and Fawcett, and Queen Ediths/Queen Emmas.

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)