Cambridge Museum of Technology is a wonderful heritage site which is located on Riverside (or accessible via Cheddars Lane) in Cambridge, CB5 8LD.

Please find a *new* Historyworks trail devised by Helen Weinstein and Jon Calver of Historyworks and led by Cambridge Museum of Technology's Curator, Pam Halls, which Historyworks has produced as an audio guide and as a transcription to give accessibility to those who are not able-bodied because there are some steps & uneven ground on site.

Map leaflets will be available on the launch date to guide you around the pumping station museum.  The design of the leaflets and banner are by Mario Satchwell, Digital Officer at Historyworks.  You can download a copy of the new trail leaflet here.

The *new" trail will be freely available and launched for "Open Cambridge" which is the weekend of 9th/11th September, with events at Cambridge Museum of Technology hosted on the Sunday 11th September, with free entry and facilitators to help you navigate the trail on your smartphone or iphone from 11am to 1pm.

The Museum will also be open the usual Sunday hours of 2pm to 5pm, when normal charges apply.  The *new* trail which members of the public can navigate using the geo-located Bluetooth beacons will be on offer for free.

For the trail of the Cambridge Museum of Technology, we've divided the spaces into twelve stops. Each stop is offered as a transcription and is illustrated with several photographs of the described features for those who are not able-bodied to see the details on site as it involves many steps and stairs.  For those on site, you can use the audio guide online or in situ which is provided freely here, stop by stop! Find all of these entries in the sub-pages.

Historyworks is very keen to help everyone to explore the amazing story of the evolution of the sewage pumping station.  We've brought hundreds of primary children on trips to Cambridge Museum of Technology during 2015/2016 for creative activities and it has been very rewarding to see schools and the community joining us and taking ownership of the iconic chimney which dominates the local landscape .  

We had a huge turn-out when we had the 'take-over' of the Museum on Wednesday 17th February for "Twilight at the Museums" when the museum was open free of charge from 1pm to 8.30pm, and several hundred joined our school choirs to sing with us at 5pm with a variety of watery themed songs, composed by the songwriter for CBBC's Horrible Histories, Dave Cohen.

Sound artist, Jon Calver made some sound installations to enjoy in the interesting spaces co-created by the wonderful choir leaders at Historyworks, Mario Satchwell and Tizzy Faller, who had coached our specially convened 'Sounds of Steam' singers. These included the improv 'Sound of Steam' choir members joined by primary choirs and Year 4s & 5s we've had Historyworks coaching this year at Abbey Meadows, St Philip's, Milton Road, St Matthew's, Ridgefield, Morley, Spinney and Milton CofE Primary Schools.  

Twilight at the Museums was enormous fun and we had a variety of STEAM activities aswell as the sound tours free for families on the Wednesday and the Sunday afternoons.  Many hundreds attended, and the Cambridge Museum of Technology volunteers had so many coming through the door by 4pm that it was hard to use the tally system to count all visitors, but it is estimated that 800 attended 'Twilight at the Museums' a record number of visitors for one event at CMT.  Everyone had a great time, and we hope you do too, by enjoying the *new" audio and leaflet trail provided freely by Historyworks.