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Faculty of Classics

Archaic head with school children out of focus behind

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is an ideal destination for school trips. With our free education service, we have something to offer 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.

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

Please note: learning sessions led by our Education and Outreach Coordinator are available Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm.


Planning an In-Person 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.


Primary Schools


Secondary Schools


Art and Drawing


Planning a Virtual Visit

We are now pleased to offer a virtual schools service, where you can enjoy our collection of Greek and Roman casts from your classroom – no matter where your school is located. Online sessions lead by our Education and Outreach Coordinator are available at both primary and secondary school level, enriching the curriculum and tailored to the needs of your class.


Virtual Visits KS2


Virtual Visits KS3-5


How to Book

To make an online or in-person booking, please use our online booking request form.

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator 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 (pdf)

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:

Tel. (01223) 767044



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Every cast tells two stories.
One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.


Just drop in: no need to book


Lift out of order

Our lift is currently out of order which means we are not able to provide step-free access at present.


Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat (univ. term-time only): 10am-1pm
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays


Special Opening: Saturday 25 May 10-5pm

We will be open all day on Saturday 25 May to support the performance of Oedipus Tyrannus at the ADC. To request a group booking, please use our online booking form.


Saturday Opening

Please note: We are open on Saturdays only during University of Cambridge term time.

We are currently open on Saturdays until Saturday 8 June, inclusive.


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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

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