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Tall Tales: Secrets of The Tower

Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-16.30
2 May-28 October 2018
Milstein Exhibition Centre, Cambridge University Library

Throughout its history the Tower of Cambridge University Library has generated awe, rumour, myth and fascination. The Tower was an afterthought, built to house copyright collections deemed of ‘secondary’ importance. Now the Tower and its collections inform contemporary research, inspire writers, and represent over a century of British literary, domestic and popular history. You are invited to uncover the secret history of this remarkable structure. Free exhibition – all welcome.


Exhibition Tours

11.00-11.30 every Friday (4 May-26 October)

These free drop-in Exhibition Tours led by a member of University Library staff will provide an introduction to our exhibition, Tall Tales: Secrets of the Tower. Please note that these tours do not include a visit up the tower. No need to book. Please arrive in the Milstein Exhibition Centre 5 minutes before tour is due to start.


Tower Tours

11.00-11.45 every Wednesday (6 June – 12 September)

These guided tours offer an introduction to the exhibition before taking you on a special behind-the-scenes visit up the Library tower. Limited spaces available - booking is essential. These tours are now fully booked. Please keep an eye out on our website for details of other exhibition tours and events.


TALK | 19 Jun 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

The Bibles of Edward VI and Beyond: Moving Fast Forward

Part of the 'A Material History of the Bible in England, 1200-1600' lecture series.

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EVENT | 26 Jun 18:00 - 20:00 | FRIENDS

Friends Summer Party

Join us for Summer celebrations in an impressive setting at the Library. Enjoy drinks, nibbles, entertainment, exhibitions and excellent company!

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WORKSHOP | 29 Jun 09.30-17.00 | ALL WELCOME

The Life and Work of Sir George Biddell Airy

This one-day workshop focuses on the life and work of Sir George Biddell Airy.

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EVENT | 11 Jul 19.30-21.30 | ALL WELCOME

Indoor Games for Awkward Moments: Cocktails and Jazz at the UL

Part of the Cam Lates series, this evening will bring the Library to life through the sounds of 1930s jazz.

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EVENT | 28 Jul 10.30-11.30, 12.30-13.30 and 14.30-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

Cluescape: Escape the Tower [FULLY BOOKED]

Our interactive Escape Game is back!

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TOUR | 2 Aug 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Genizah Show & Tell

An opportunity to visit the Genizah Research Unit on this one-hour show and tell.

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EVENT | 18 Aug 10.30-11.30, 12.30-13.30 and 14.30-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

Cluescape: Escape the Tower [FULLY BOOKED]

Our interactive Escape Game is back!

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TOUR | 3 Sep 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Genizah Show & Tell

An opportunity to visit the Genizah Research Unit on this one-hour show and tell.

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EVENT | 15 Sep 10.30-11.30, 12.30-13.30 and 14.30-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

Cluescape: Escape the Tower [FULLY BOOKED]

Our interactive Escape Game is back!

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TOUR | 1 Oct 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Genizah Show & Tell

An opportunity to visit the Genizah Research Unit on this one-hour show and tell.

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EVENT | 20 Oct 10.30-11.30, 12.30-13.30 and 14.30-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

Cluescape: Escape the Tower [FULLY BOOKED]

Our interactive Escape Game is back!

Full details

TOUR | 1 Nov 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Genizah Show & Tell

An opportunity to visit the Genizah Research Unit on this one-hour show and tell.

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TOUR | 3 Dec 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Genizah Show & Tell

An opportunity to visit the Genizah Research Unit on this one-hour show and tell.

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Our exciting new app allows you to turn the pages and interact with six of the greatest written works in human history.

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