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School Trips

We are cautiously welcoming school groups again to the gallery. 

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. 

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

Please be aware that museum-led sessions are only available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10:15 and 2pm.

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.

As school bookings reopen, we have had to put extra measures to keep everyone safe. 

  • It is essential that school groups arrive at the arranged time, between quarter past and quarter to the hour. This is neccessary to avoid bottlenecks in the faculty building.
  • Schools are required to wait outside building on arrival until pre-arranged entry time, and to report to enquiries office before entering the museum.
  • School groups planning to use toilets on departure to leave in staggered groups to avoid congregating in foyer.

Please me mindful of these rules while booking and planning your visit. We thank you for your cooperation. 

Virtual Schools Service

The virtual school sessions continue to be available. Our Education Coordinator, Justyna, is available to live-stream into your classroom from the gallery to deliver the session. Justyna is available Wednesday - Friday.

For KS2 You can choose from two topics:

  • Greek Myth
  • Roman Emperors 

Please fill in our online booking form if you would like to book an outreach visit or an online session. 

Are you interested in our Education Coordinator delivering a session for older pupils? Contact us at to discuss your needs.


New Classroom Materials: Under Development

We are also developing a ‘remote’ lesson which can be delivered by you in your classroom independently. This will consist of videos, object based activities and other resources. 

We also have existing resources for teachers, families and educators online. You can find them on the Things to do at Home page.

As we re-open the museum this offer will change. Please review this page regularly or sign up for our schools newsletter to receive news for schools.

Please note that unfortunately our Loans Box Service is currently unavailable.


How to Book

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

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Justyna Ladosz, 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. Justyna is available to lead visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Groups are welcome to self-lead on Fridays.

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:

Justyna Ladosz

Tel. (01223) 767044



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New Covid Measures from 10 December:

In line with Government guidance, the University of Cambridge requires visitors to wear face coverings (unless exempt) whilst enjoying our indoor spaces. Face coverings help protect the wearer and others against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of COVID-19 transmission. We hope that our visitors support this in an effort to keep each other and our staff safe.


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


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