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Secondary & A-level

We are no longer taking school bookings until further notice. In light of the developing situation with the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our free Education Service for the foreseeable future. Our priority is the welfare and health of our visitors, our staff and their loved ones.

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

If you would like more information, please contact:

Justyna Ladosz
Tel. 01223 767044
Email 

 

 

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is a popular destination for school trips for students from Years 7 to 13. Our Cambridge Museum offers students taking a variety of subjects an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the ancient world. We are ideally placed for visits from Cambridge schools, but we also welcome schools and colleges from further afield.

We have a dedicated Education and Outreach Coordinator, Justyna Ladosz, who can lead your trips for school or college students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - but if you prefer, you can self-lead instead. Justyna has a background in secondary school teaching.

Our Education Service is free of charge - so a visit to our Museum is not just educational, it's affordable. 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.

 

Student Tours

A trip to the Museum with secondary school students usually involves a student tour of the Cast Gallery. A tour is a fantastic opportunity to trace the history of classical art from the earliest Archaic sculpture right through to Roman sculpture, via the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

These tours are also popular school trips when pupils are studying the Classical Civilisation papers Art and Architecture in the Greek World (OCR A2 Classical Civilisation) and Greek Architecture and Sculpture (AQA AS Classical Civilisation) – but they serve as a great introduction to classical art for students of any discipline. Tours can be tailored to the age range and prior knowledge of the group.

Maximum group size for a student tour is 25 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.

A tour usually lasts an hour.

 

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.

 

Coronovirus Update: Temporary Closure of the Museum of Classical Archaeology from Wednesday 18 March

We are very sad to announce that the Museum of Classical Archaeology will be closing from 5pm today, Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice.

More information and updates...

 

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 closed on Saturdays. We are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time. Saturday opening begins again on Saturday 25 April 2020.

 

Easter Closure

We are closing for Easter. We will close at 5pm on Thursday 9 April and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 14 April.

 

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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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