It boasts one of the coolest looking buildings in Cambridge.
And it has a pretty cool name too,
The Cambridge Museum of Technology
But, really, its not a museum of technology is it?
Like my kids said, after five minutes coming to terms with the place – its all about sewage.
Put crudely this is ‘the museum of shit’.
To put our gloved finger on it, the building is really a Victorian Sewage processing factory, preserved and explained for visitors to look around.
Its a nice walk – the old steam powered equipment they’ve got there is quite something.
There is, admittedly, a second museum located in a prefab building next to the sewage processing factory, that you can look around. It has an exhibition focused on two Cambridge technology companies: Pye and Cambridge Scientific Instruments.
The preserved factory and the exhibit feel scraped together – an attempt to preserve two incongruent features of Cambridge’s past. True they are united by being located in Cambridge and by technology, but I’m not sure that that’s enough to justify the name.
This isn’t the Museum of Technology you might be expecting in the world’s greatest university city.
The name is a cunning marketing ruse in my opinion.
I wonder how many tourists leave, like my children did, feeling rather disappointed.
A Museum of Technology in the city of the world’s most famous university ought to be offering more.
I’d expect a stunning homage to the technological innovation thought up by the university’s great brains over the last five centuries.
Not a social history of poo.
- Along the River Cam
- Beechwoods Nature Reserve
- Lamma’s Land
- Hodson’s Folly
- Wandlebury Country Park
- Magog Down
- Byron’s Pool
- The Busway
- The DNA Path
- Hobson’s Brook
- Grantchester Meadows
- Cambridge American Cemetery
- Wimpole Hall
- In the time of COVID
- Cool Bikes and Other Bikes
- Suburban Architecture
- Street Art and Graffiti
- Cambridge is a city, in which there are outwards manifestations of support for the European Union
Commentary on Cambridge
- Kingfisher Way
- Suburban Architecture
- The Museum of Shit
- Cambridge Botanical Garden’s two claims to fame
- 100% iphone snow didn’t fall in Cambridge
Attempt at satire
- Brexit denial in Cambridge Botanic Gardens
- One of the best experiences of my life was when I found out I was in a shop 100% committed to fresh British meat