2 small children stand beside a long wall-mounted cabinet and point at the coins it displays

It’s Our Museum Too!

In early 2020, a group of young children and staff from a local community playgroup spent four mornings ‘in residence’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum. This collaborative action research project built on the findings of the 2017 UCM Nursery in Residence aiming to explore young children’s encounters with objects, spaces and places. Educators from the museum and the playgroup worked together… Read full article

Mother kneels behind her laughing baby as they sit on wooden floor in gallery.

Gurgling in the Galleries

Having supported many families with young children throughout the pandemic, educators at the Fitzwilliam Museum became aware of a need for more stimulating and social opportunities for babies under 12 months and their carers – so ‘Gurgling in the Gallery’ sessions were born! What is ‘Gurgling in the Gallery’? Gurgling in the Gallery is a fun and friendly, interactive museum… Read full article

Postcards & Paintings at Playgroup

In 2020, Playlanders was chosen as ‘Playgroup in Residence’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum. After the research residency came to a premature end due to coronavirus, staff at the museum and playgroup have continued to find ways to help the children build connections with art. In previous years Fitzwilliam Museum has enjoyed welcoming children from Playlanders on visits, not least during… Read full article