It's a kind of magic!

26 July 2024
Free to all

Uncover the mysteries of ancient spells and prophecy at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

There’s magic in the air this summer!

The ancient world was filled with mystical secrets, prophesies and curses. Discover these secrets for yourself over a magical afternoon at the Museum of Classical Archaeology. Just drop in and craft spells, create your own curse tablet and even try your hand at ancient fortune-telling.

Will you uncover lost spells from the past or learn the secret to seeing the future? (But be warned, not all prophesies have happy endings…)

This event is part of Summer at the Museums.

Just drop in, no need to book.


  • The Cast Gallery is on the first floor.

  • Unfortunately, our lift is currently our of order which means we are unable to provide step-free access at this time. We hope to be able to restore lift access in mid-August.

  • This event is primarily seated. The family trail involves standing, but we can move chairs around the gallery.

  • Find out more about Museum Access.

  • Please contact us on 01223 330402 or email if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility.

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Museum of Classical Archaeology

University Of Cambridge, Faculty Of Classics, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DA
01223 330402

Free to all

Opening times

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday (univesity term time only): 2-5pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday

Exclusions and safety measures

Please be understanding of others. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

We welcome group bookings.

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