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Make a connection: book this interactive workshop and your students can experience an encounter with our Cast Gallery from the comfort of their own seats in your classroom, led by our Education and Outreach Coordinator live from the Museum itself.

 

Age: 7-11 (KS2)

Curriculum links: History

Maximum group size: none

Session time: 60 minutes

Session type: museum-led via online platform

Suggested time: 9-11am, to get the best experience of the Cast Gallery

No charges apply

 

 

Virtual Visits

An online museum visit, facilitated by our Education and Outreach Coordinator direct from our Cast Gallery, is a great way to support the KS2 curriculum and enrich your students learning without needing to travel to Cambridge. We recommend that sessions are one hour long. Sessions work best when the Education and Outreach Coordinator can see and hear the children in your classroom, in order to create a true virtual classroom experience.
 
We offer two topics at KS2:
  • Greek Myth
  • Roman Emperors 

There is no maximum group size for a virtual visit, but we ask that you report the number of student participants accurately for our records. Streaming is available across a range of platforms.

 

For a one hour session, we suggest the following breakdown:

  • Introduction to the Museum: our Education and Outreach Coordinator will introduce themselves and explain that our Museum is a collection of plaster casts. (10 mins)
  • Interactive Storytelling: we show the students EITHER the pediments from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia and tell the story of Pelops and Oinomaos OR the tangled tale of the fall of the Republic by looking at the portraits of Julius Caesar and Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. This is an opportunity for you students to respond to the story, with thought-provoking questions and interactive elements. (20 mins)
  • Question Time: Now it's time for the children to ask the questions. This is their chance to test our Education and Outreach Coordinator's knowledge, as they roam around our Cast Gallery to show them different questions. (20 mins)

 

You can support this session in the classroom by consulting and adapting the resources available for our KS2 Ancient Greeks in-person workshop or our KS2 Romans in-person workshop.

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.

 

 

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
Email 

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.

 

The Cambridge Greek Play: Saturday 22 October

The Cambridge Greek Play takes place every three years – and this year, the team are performing a double bill of Aeschylus' Persians and Euripides' Cyclops, the only surviving satyr play. We will open all day (10am-5pm on Saturday 22 October in honour of the play, so if you are planning a trip to the Cambridge Arts Theatre to catch a performance, consider a visit to us too.

 

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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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