The Campsite


THE CAMPSITE was a pop-up venue: a collection of vintage campervans, caravans and tents, all of which become tiny venues for theatre, music gigs, puppet shows, poetry, film and art installations.

This collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums and The Campsite inspired new ways of seeing and interpreting our collections and took our museums to different spaces and different audiences.

This project aimed to connect local and national artists with the 8 University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden, inviting them to create individual responses inspired by the museums.

The outputs of the project included 9 bespoke new and diverse pieces of intimate work, celebrating the unique qualities of each museum, which were presented at a pop-up celebration; a school outreach project; further pop-up events in each museum; and LEAP – a behind-the-scenes film. Please see the Artists page for more information.

Find out more about The Campsite.