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Book this workshop and discover the world of ancient Greece. Our atmospheric Cast Gallery is the perfect space to explore the gods and heroes from myth, and to learn about ancient Greek culture and life.

 

Age: 7-11 (KS2)

Curriculum links: History

Maximum group size: 35

Session time: 45-90 minutes

Session type: museum-led or self-led

No charges apply

 

 

KS2: Ancient Greeks

An Ancient Greeks session, facilitated by our Education and Outreach Coordinator or led by you, is specially designed to support the curriculum, to inspire your students and to enhance their studies. We can plan our session to fit your timetable, offering anything between 45 and 90 minutes – it's up to you.

 

For a 90-minute session facilitated by us, we suggest the following breakdown:

  • Whole class session in Bay C: looking at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, our Museum and Education Coordinator will tell the story of Pelops and Oinomaos, and will use questions and discussion to cover topics including Greek religion, myth, the Olympic Games, and even how plaster casts themselves were made. (30 mins)
  • Group work in various Bays, guided by your adult leaders: this part of the session encourages students to explore the Museum using the Key Stage 2 Greeks Workpack. By splitting into groups working in different parts of the Museum, students can discover themes among the statues including ancient athletics or gods and goddesses. You choose which themes from the workpack your students should cover. (45 mins)
  • Whole class session back together in Bay C: our Museum and Education Coordinator will bring you back together again before you leave to answer any questions the students may have.

You can also use the workpack to lead a session yourselves: it is designed for use in self-led sessions as well those facilitated by our Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Please note: nudity is a feature of classical sculpture and there is no avoiding it in our Cast Gallery. Our Education and Outreach Coordinator will address the nakedness on display in an age-appropriate way with your students during your session.

 

KS2 Ancient Greeks Workpack

 

 

How to Book

To make a booking, please use our online booking request form. Please note: we ask that school trips are booked at least a week in advance of your visit.

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator will be in touch to answer any questions or discuss your options in advance of your visit.

 

Get in Touch

Tel. 01223 767044
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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

 

Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat (univ. term-time only): 2-5pm
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

 

Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. Saturday opening will begin again on Saturday 8 October.

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

 

Visit us

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

We do not have an entrance on the road. Find us inside the Sidgwick Site.

 

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