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Secondary & A-level

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is a popular destination for school trips for students from Years 7 to 13. Our Cambridge Museum offers students taking a variety of subjects an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the ancient world. We are ideally placed for visits from Cambridge Schools, but we also welcome schools and colleges from further afield.

We have a dedicated Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jennie Thornber, who can lead your trips for school or college students - but if you prefer, you can self-lead instead. Jennie has a background in secondary school teaching and has a good deal of experience with students at Key Stage 3 and 4.

Our Education Service is free of charge - so a visit to our Museum is not just educational, it's affordable. If you would like to make a donation, we promise to spend your money on maintaining and expanding our schools service and collections care. Any donation, however, is made at your own discretion.

How to donate

We want your school group to have fun on your visit to us, but unfortunately we also have to make sure our collection is looked after. Groups who have to be repeatedly warned about behaviour may be asked to leave.

 

Student Tours

A trip to the Museum with secondary school students usually involves a student tour of the Cast Gallery. A tour is a fantastic opportunity to trace the history of classical art from the earliest Archaic sculpture right through to Roman sculpture, via the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

These tours are also popular school trips when pupils are studying the Classical Civilisation papers Art and Architecture in the Greek World (OCR A2 Classical Civilisation) and Greek Architecture and Sculpture (AQA AS Classical Civilisation) – but they serve as a great introduction to classical art for students of any discipline. Tours can be tailored to the age range and prior knowledge of the group.

Maximum group size for a student tour is 25 students. Students must be accompanied by adults. We suggest a ratio of at least 1 adult : 10 secondary-age students. Adequate supervision is important because it ensures the safety of both the students and the casts.

A tour usually lasts an hour.

 

Art Students

School trips to the Cast Gallery are also a popular choice with Art students, who enjoy sketching our sculptures in the tranquil setting of the Museum. We request that students use dry materials only, in order to protect our casts from harm.

Maximum group size for an art visit is 20 students. Students must be accompanied by adults. We suggest a ratio of at least 1 adult : 10 secondary-age students. Adequate supervision is important because it ensures the safety of both the students and the casts.

 

Highlights Pack

We have also produced a Highlights Pack designed to introduce A-level students to the collection and support their studies. The Pack contains 15 loose-leaf essays written by research specialists in the Faculty and can be purchased for £5 from the Museum.

Find out more about the Highlights Pack

 

How to Book

To make a booking, contact Jennie Thornber, our Education and Outreach Coordinator. Jennie is also happy to answer any questions or discuss your options in advance of your visit.

Tel. (01223) 767044

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Please note, we ask that all school trips are booked in at least a week in advance.

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Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge


Every cast tells two stories.

One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.

 

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-1pm (Univ. term-time only)
Sun: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

We are currently closed on Saturdays.

Lent Term Saturday Openings begin on Saturday 21st January and end on Saturday 11th March 2017.

 

**CHRISTMAS CLOSURE**

The Museum of Classical Archaeology will close at 5pm on Wednesday 21st December 2016 and reopen at 10am on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

 

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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

We do not have an entrance on the road. Find us inside the Sidgwick Site.

 

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Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402
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