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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.

Non-Western Art

Discover the cultural and historical heritage of Non Western societies through outstanding examples of sculptures, containers, textiles, tools, weapons, metalwork, jewellery and adornment.

Tags: Anthropology, Art & Artists, Art & Design, Discovery, Drawing, Ethics, Exam Themes, Exploration, History, KS3, KS4, KS5, Materials, Researching, Sharing Ideas, Supported Self Led

Museum(s): Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Museum of Me

What is the role of museums in society? How should museums use objects to represent other cultures? How can objects help construct and display identity?

Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Beliefs, Citizenship, Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Discovery, Early Civilisations, Ethics, Exploration, History, KS3, KS4, Materials, Museum Teacher, Researching, Sharing Ideas, Talk

Museum(s): Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Cambridge Settlements

Build a timeline of Cambridge’s prehistoric and historic settlements through the remarkable objects displayed in the Cambridge gallery.

Tags: Archaeology, Critical Thinking, Early Civilisations, History, KS2, KS3, Local Interest, Museum Teacher, Object Handling, Sharing Ideas, Talk

Museum(s): Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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