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Museums and collections

 


The extraordinary collections contained within our eight museums and Botanic Garden can be used to bring all curricular areas to life and inspire learning.

Each of our organisations offer pre-booked visits on a range of themes. All the collections can be used to teach across different subjects and topics. Alternatively, you can combine visits to more than one collection.

In addition, the University of Cambridge Museums have a range of resources and activities on hand for self-led visits; and additional handling objects available to borrow for use within the classroom. Please contact individual organisations for further information on this.

For details on the themes and topics covered, plus information on how to start organising your visit, please select from the options below.

Learning from Objects

Through enquiry based learning and handling real artefacts, students will discover how Archaeologists and Anthropologists use objects to learn about people.

Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Critical Thinking, Discovery, Drawing, Early Civilisations, History, KS1, KS2, Materials, Museum Teacher, Object Handling, Sharing Ideas, Talk

Museum(s): Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Explorers

Learn about the people of the world and the journeys of famous European explorers such as Captain James Cook. Students will explore faraway lands and complete a giant map of the world with their findings.

Tags: Anthropology, Art & Design, Discovery, Drawing, Exploration, Geography, History, KS1, KS2, Materials, Museum Teacher, Researching, Sharing Ideas, Talk

Museum(s): Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Extreme Environments

How have people adapted to extreme environments such as deserts, jungles or polar regions? How do these environments impact their way of life and culture?

Tags: Adaptation, Anthropology, Beliefs, Critical Thinking, Design & Technology, Drawing, Extreme Environments, Geography, History, KS1, KS2, Materials, Museum Teacher, Natural World, Object Handling, Researching, Sharing Ideas, Talk

Museum(s): Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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