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Explore the sculpture of the Greaco-Roman world in our atmospheric Cast Gallery. There's so much to see, with so many masterpieces including those on the curriculum under one roof.

 

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Explore our secondary learning programme

 

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, who can lead your trips for school or college students – or if you prefer, you can self-lead instead. 

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.

Maximum group size for a secondary school visit is 25 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. We recommend one supervisor per every 10 students.

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.

 

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.

 

How to Book

To make a booking, please use our online booking request form. Please choose the option for Online Tour or Other, and fill in the box at the end of the form with details  about what you would like to get out of the visit. 

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 all school trips are booked in at least a week in advance.

 

Get in Touch

Tel. 01223 767044
Email 

 

Before your visit

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

 

 

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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 open on Saturdays until Saturday 26 November 2022 (inclusive).

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.

 

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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Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402
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