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23 March – 24 August 2024Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction

Celebrating the richness of twentieth century British crime fiction through a creative lens, from its origins to contemporary best sellers.

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Past Exhibitions and Displays

footlights

The Footlights Illuminated

Who are ‘The Cambridge Footlights’, anyway? A new exhibition explores the history and identity of the world-renowned student comedy group.

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Spitting image

Spitting Image: A Controversial History

Savage, grotesque, hilarious: explore Spitting Image, the puppet show that became an icon of 20th century television.

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Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

Touring from the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, this exhibition highlights a selection of the illustrator Raymond Briggs’ most significant works.

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darwin

Darwin in Conversation

Discover how Darwin’s global network of correspondents shaped his ideas around the evolution of life on planet Earth

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Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history.

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Ghost Words: Reading the past

Ghost Words: Reading the Past

Medieval scribes used to recycle old books by scraping the parchment clean and writing a fresh text over the top.

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Samurai: History and Legend

Previous Exhibitions

Browse our past exhibitions: from the Great Collections to Lines of thought.

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Upcoming Events

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28 Jun
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IN PERSON EVENT | 28 Jun 12PM TO 1PM

Guided Exhibition Tour

Join one of our staff guides for a tour of Murder by the Book.

12 Jul
Murder by the Book logo

IN PERSON EVENT | 12 Jul 12PM TP 1PM

Guided Exhibition Tour

Join one of our staff guides for a tour of Murder by the Book.

26 Jul
Murder by the Book logo

IN PERSON EVENT | 26 Jul 12PM TO 1PM

Guided Exhibition Tour

Join one of our staff guides for a tour of Murder by the Book.