The Fitzwilliam Museum has real Tudor armour in its collection. Create your own 'knight' at the museum with this easy to create, cut-and-colour diorama.
The Ancient Romans did not have electricity. They used candles, torches and oil lamps made out of clay to see in the dark. This activity gives you lots of ideas of how you can recreate an evening without electric lights.
Join artist Kaitlin Ferguson as she looks at a Bronze age beaker from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Learn how to use model magic and foam shapes to create your own designs.
Find out more about how Bronze Age items were made in this short film
How do historical conditions influence our health? How does health change history? The After the Plague Project investigates these questions by exploring health in medieval England (400-1500).
The most significant event during this period is the infamous Black Death (the plague epidemic of 1347-51), which killed 30% to 60% of Europe’s population. This project focusses on one medieval archaeological site in Cambridge, and the people who were buried there.
Oil lamps were the ancient Roman equivalent to light bulbs. These lamps were made from different materials including metal, glass, stone, clay and shell. Clay ones were very popular and often decorated with interesting designs.
Get inspired by the decorative lamps used by the Romans and create a design for your own lamp.
Take a tour of the Museum of Technology's historic printing presses then learn how to design your own print.
Our big range of Look, Think, Do activities encourage children and families to look deeply and thoughtfully at objects and to respond imaginatively through thinking, talking and making together -from Ancient Egyptian neckpieces to coins stamped by protesting Suffragettes.
You can use the shorter Look and Think activities for just a few minutes or spend a bit longer making something fantastic.
In this activity you can see busts of Julius Caesar, Claudius, Nero and Hadrian from the museum. Find out more about each one, how they are connected to the history of Britain, and complete the activities to learn more!
At the end you will find instructions on how to create your own comic about the life of emperor Claudius!