5 women sitting in a room by a window. Three have small babies on their laps and one woman is playing the harp.

Musical Bumps – Finding our Voice

The arrival of a new baby in a family can feel like living in a kaleidoscope of emotions as everyone settles into new roles, responsibilities, and routines. The Fitzwilliam Museum’s Musical Bumps course used art and music to support new parents to share a unique experience with their babies while affirming their own creative identities at the same time. Life… Read full article

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