Adventures in Art

About the Session 

Explore the museum collections playfully through stories, puzzles and quests in a selection of sessions for children in the Foundation Stage. Suitable for reception classes, nurseries, playgroups, preschools, Children's Centres etc.

Polar Exploration

About the Session 

Travelling back in time to the heroic era of Antarctic polar exploration (Scott and/or Shackleton), your students will pack for an imaginary expedition, get kitted up in some modern polar gear and take part in an interactive historic survival story. This session can be adapted to match your curriculum. 

Duration: 90 minutes

Session Format: A fast paced, interactive taught session lasting 90 minutes

Available: Wednesdays and Thursdays in school term time.

The Story of Camille

About the Session 

The adventures of a young girl who visits Paris for the first time told in the French Impressionist paintings gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum. This story session will introduce children to the museum and parts of the collection.

The Easter Story

About the Session 

Follow the dramatic events of Holy Week through the paintings galleries from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. This story session will introduce children to the museum and parts of the collection.

Duration: 90 minutes

Session Format: This Museum Teacher led session is free and scheduled for 90 minutes.

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

The Ancient Greeks

About the Session 

We use the sculptures from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia to tell the story of Pelops and Oinomas, and to learn about religion and the ancient Olympics. We then explore the Museum using our KS2 Greeks Workpack, discovering themes such as athletes and gods and goddesses.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Session Format: 40 minutes object-based discussion; 40 minutes exploration with worksheets; 10 minutes plenary and students’ chance to ask questions.