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Museums and collections


OCR AS/A’ Level: Drama Pre-1800
AQA AS/A’ Level: Love Through the Ages
Edexcel AS/ A’ Level: English Language & Literature

The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by Richard VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion who bequeathed to the University of Cambridge his works of art and library, together with funds to house them. This session highlights the Museum’s magnificent applied arts and paintings collections of the 16th Century.

This object led session provides an historical and artistic representation of Tudor England. Students will explore the world of the Tudor court, the Patrons and Courtiers of Shakespeare's artistic realm.
Students will discuss the political influences of 16th Century who shaped Shakespeare's most famous plays and influenced our interpretation of history.

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As an optional addition to your visit, students are also offered the opportunity to speak with members from Faculty of English, part of University of Cambridge, to hear more about the study of English at degree level. This offer is subject to availability and upon request at the point of booking.



Thinking of extending your visit? Our School Liaison Officers at the University of Cambridge offer an insight into University life though College Tours. Please see the area links page for more information.