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Museums and collections


The University of Cambridge Museums offer a unique and thought provoking learning experience, tailored to individual curriculum subjects. Working specifically to the exam boards for Post 16 education, these collection focused sessions provide an innovative approach to critical thinking and analysis of certain subjects.


“It was a really helpful and interesting talk. It connected together everything I know.”

Feedback from a Sixth Form student

It really supports our A2 work – a great help!”

Feedback from a Sixth Form student

“It was a very enjoyable afternoon. I learnt a lot and I know the students did too.”

Feedback from a Sixth Form Teacher


As part of the University of Cambridge we support and promote the study of these subjects at degree level. We feel that an insight into subject areas at higher education is an invaluable experience to students which is why we also offer schools the chance to meet and talk with faculty members from the University as part of the visit. This exciting opportunity is very popular and subject to availability, so please make this part of your initial enquiry.

Please see our menu for post 16 subject sessions across the University of Cambridge Museums

Adorning the Dead: Rituals for the afterlife: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Anthropology, Archaeology and Identity: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Duroliponte: Roman Britain in Cambridgeshire: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Modified Body: Expressions of Society and Culture: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Origin of Species: Whipple Museum of the Historyof Science

Shakespeare’s World: The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Stuarts: Crown and Parliament 1603 - 1685: The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Universe: Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Visionaries and Romantics: The Fitzwilliam Museum