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Art and Drawing Groups

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate art and drawing group visits at this time. This is so that we can follow social distancing rules safely.

Thank you for your patience as we negotiate this current uncertainty.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Justyna Ladosz
Tel. 01223 767044




Art Groups at the Cast Gallery

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

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Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 11am-2pm
Sat: Closed until further notice
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays


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We are currently closed on Saturdays. We are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.


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