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Faculty of Classics

Colourful dress and feet of statue, with school children behind

Explore the fascinating world of the ancient Greeks and Romans in our atmospheric Cast Gallery. Find out out about myth, daily life, and power in the ancient world.


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Explore our Key Stage 2 programme




School trips to the Museum of Classical Archaeology offer a unique glimpse into the ancient Greeks and Romans for those studying this topic as part of the Key Stage 2 History curriculum.

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator can offer educational sessions to help you make the most of your school group trips. These sessions are specially designed to build on classwork and help to bring the ancient world to life for your students.

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



More information

Although the Museum is popular with Cambridge schools, we're always pleased to offer sessions to schools from further afield. And school trips to our Museum are not only fun and educational, they're affordable too: our education service is entirely free of charge.

We recommend a group size of 35 students at KS2 and our minimum for a visit led by is 10 students. There must be a teacher or leader with a DBS certificate present during the session. Adequate supervision is important because it ensures the safety of both the students and the casts, and we ask that you split into groups based on the number of leaders you bring.

We recommend the following ratios:

1 adult : 7 primary school students
1 adult : 10 secondary school students


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.


Our learning service is free

If you would like to make a donation to the Museum, we promise to spend your money on supporting and expanding our education programme and collections care. Any donation, however, is at your own discretion.



How to Book

To make a 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 school trips are booked at least a week in advance of your visit.


Get in Touch

Tel. 01223 767044


Before your visit

Please read our teacher's pack for more information about our museum and your visit


Useful Links

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


Saturday Opening

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

We are currently closed on Saturdays. Our next Saturday opening will be Saturday 27 April.


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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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