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School Trips

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is an ideal for school trips. With our free education service, we have something to offers students of all ages. Our Cambridge museum is a great place to bring primary school groups, especially those studying the Ancient Greeks or Romans at Key Stage 2. We can also support both the Classics and the Art curriculum at secondary level: students studying the ancient world will benefit from student tours, while those studying art can hone their drawing skills to their heart's content. So why not bring your students in to see us on a school group trip?

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jennie Thornber, is happy to work with you to plan your school trip. Jennie can lead the group or, if you prefer, you can self-lead: it's up to you.

Planning your Visit

The Museum is well-located for Cambridge schools, but we know it's sometimes a little tricky if you're travelling to us from further afield. So why not choose to combine your school group trip with a visit to one of the other University of Cambridge Museums? There are nine University Museums and Collections in total, and each will make a fun day out for your students – the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology  pair up particularly well with school trips to our Museum.

Find out more

University of Cambridge Museum education pages

Fitzwilliam schools service

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropologyservice

How to Book

To make a booking, please use our online booking request form.

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jennie Thornber, will be in touch to answer any questions or discuss your options in advance of your visit.

Please note, we ask that all school trips are booked in at least a week in advance. Unbooked groups may be turned away at the door.

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.


Before your Visit

While you're planning your school trip, make sure you take a look at our Teacher's Pack – it includes helpful guidelines so that you can make the most of your visit.

Download the Teachers' Pack

We do ask that you let us know in advance of your visit if anyone in your party has a mobility issue or impairment. We have accessiblity solutions in place, but knowing in advance helps us to plan in case anything goes awry - and gives you peace of mind. Please get in touch to discuss any concerns.


Get in Touch

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator is happy to answer any queries you might have about our free education service:

Jennie Thornber

Tel. (01223) 767044


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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

Saturday Opening

We are currently open on Saturdays. Saturday opening continue until Saturday 24th November 2018, inclusive. Unfortunately, we are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.


Lift: Out of Order

We regret that our lift is currently out of order and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We do not yet know when it will be repaired, but we recommend calling to check in advance of your visit.


Christmas Closure

We will close on Friday 21 December 2018 at 5pm and will reopen on Monday 7 January at 10am.



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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

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


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