The Ancient Greeks

About the Session 

Look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Greek beliefs, technology and everyday life.

Exploring what life was like in Ancient Greece by looking closely at a variety of objects and making deductions about how they were made and used.

Duration: 2 hours

The Impressionists

About the Session 

Get close to original paintings by artists such as Monet, Degas and Seurat and examine why they look the way that they did by thinking about colour, technique and subject matter.

Duration: 2 hours

The Ancient Egyptians

About the Session 

Look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Egyptian beliefs, technology and everyday life.

This session encourages children to look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Egyptian beliefs, technology and everyday life.

Duration: 2 hours

Ourselves

About the Session 

How are we different from one another and how do artists show this? An introduction to looking at portraits.

Duration: 2 hours

Ancient Maya

About the Session 

How did the ancient Maya express their identity? What objects they used to show their power? What can archaeology tell us about Maya life? These are some of the questions we will discuss while students learn how to read a Maya monument and handle objects from Central and South America.

Duration: 90 minutes

The Modified Body: expressions of society and culture

About the Session 

This gallery taught session explores the human continuum of body modification, decoration and transformation by looking at ethnographic objects on display that highlight these concepts. 

Duration: 1.5 hours

Session Format: A museum teacher will lead the first 45 minutes of the session.  Students will then have a chance to independently investigate the galleries and conduct their own object research.

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

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Invaders

About the Session 

Archaeologists use objects from burials (grave goods) to learn about the lives, art, culture and settlements of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Students will see grave goods, complete a sensory activity and reconstruct an Anglo-Saxon burial using real artefacts and teaching replicas. 

Duration: 90 minutes

Roman Britain

About the Session 

What was life like in Roman Britain? Did people live in the Cambridge area in Roman times? What can archaeology tell us about Roman settlements in Britain? These are some of the questions we will discuss as students see and handle objects from across the Roman Empire as well as objects found in Duroliponte (Cambridge’s Roman town name).

Duration: 90 minutes