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Build a timeline of Cambridge’s prehistoric and historic settlements through the remarkable objects displayed in the Cambridge gallery. Pupils will have the opportunity to handle objects from time periods through history: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Session Format: A museum teacher will lead the first 30 minutes of the session in the Cambridge Gallery (ground floor). The students will then be divided into two groups. One group will remain in the ground floor completing a self-guided timeline activity inspired by objects from Cambridge. The other group will go to the second floor to take part in a handling session that includes British archaeological finds from the Stone Age through to Medieval times. After 30 minutes the groups will swap and will finish the visit with short plenary session. 

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All Seasons.

Find out more on the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology website.

“… gives pupils a great insight into how artefacts can tell the story of the history of our country”.