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Art and Drawing Groups

Monday Closure

Please note, we are no longer able to take bookings for Mondays. We will begin closing on Mondays from 29 April 2019.


The Museum of Classical Archaeology's calm and tranquil Cast Gallery offers an ideal setting for art groups to practice sketching the human body and classical form. Our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Justyna Ladosz, can also offer an introduction to classical sculpture before students sit down to draw. We welcome visits from Cambridge schools and those further afield.

We make no charge for art and drawing sessions because our education service is free of charge. 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.


Art Students & Drawing Groups

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. But it's not just school art students who are welcome in our gallery - any drawing group can book in for a free sketching session, including on Saturdays during weekend opening season.

We request that students use dry materials only, in order to protect our casts from harm. If you would like your visit to include activities beyond drawing, please indicate so when you complete your booking request.

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, 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.

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

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

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

Closed on Bank Holidays

Saturday Opening

We are currently open on Saturdays. We are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time. Saturday opening begins on Saturday 18 January 2020 and runs until Saturday 7 March 2020, inclusive.


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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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Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402

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