Each of our organisations offer pre-booked visits on a range of themes. All the collections can be used to teach across different subjects and topics. Alternatively, you can combine visits to more than one collection.
How have people adapted to extreme environments such as deserts, jungles or polar regions?
Use remarkable objects to build a timeline of Cambridge's history.
Use the sculptures to learn about religion and the ancient Olympics.
Discover just how long life on Earth has been around and why there is such a diversity of living things today using fossil evidence.
A talk with object handling which emphasizes scientific enquiry and ideas and evidence.
Would humans be where we are today without flint?
Investigate the rocks beneath our feet and how the different families of rocks form.
Discover art from 1930 to present day within the museum collections.
Take a thematic approach to explore art across many disciplines and periods from Neolithic Art to contemporary practice.
Expand your understanding of interior and exterior spaces within the collection and within the building itself.
Discover exotic beasts and strange creatures throoughout the museum.
Explore how do artists and makers make invisible ideas about God visible in this session which can explore Christian, Muslim or ancient beliefs.
Build your confidence teaching in a museum or working with art through our INSET programme.
Follow the nativity story through the paintings galleries from the Annunciation to the arrival of the three kings.
Follow the dramatic events of Holy Week from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection in this story session and introduce children to the museum collection.
Follow the adventures of a young girl who visits Paris for the first time by looking at paintings in the French Impressionist gallery.
Follow Jan on his journey of self discovery and adventure in this pirate tale using Dutch paintings in Gallery 15.
Journey into the world of chivalrous knights and beautiful princesses in this story session told in the Armoury and ceramics galleries.
Explore the collections to illustrate Shakespeare's world in relation to specific artwork and plays.
Discuss shape, form, texture and materials and discover sculpture from ancient to modern.
Explore the collections to trace the birth of Modernism through Art and Literature in Northern Europe.
Explore colour and pigments within the collection in relation to different art historical periods.
Explore paintings to inspire vocabulary and create stories, dialogue or poetry.
Explore the use and properties of different materials including metals, clay and paint throughout the museum.
Discover the work of major 18th Century artists and thinkers and link these to significant historic events.
Travelling back in time to Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, your students will take on the roles of Edwardian scientists studying meteorology, geology, glaciology, zoology and navigation.
Step by step, problem by problem we travel through the story of Scott’s last expedition.
A whistle-stop tour of the polar regions including the life of Arctic peoples, history of polar exploration, research, politics and modern day science. From cannibalism to naked statues, this tour includes the grizzly and the ghastly...
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.
Become familiar with the history of microscopy and make your own observations of the miniature world.
Explore how optical scientific instruments can change how we see the world around us.
What scientific instruments helped explorers travel the world.
In this hands of session, students will focus on the achievements of scientists who worked in Cambridge and how their discoveries have contributed to the development of science.
During this session students will look at telescopes, microscopes and sundials to explore light sources, reflection and shadows.
Explore how technology has changed through time and learn more about key inventions such as microscopes, telescopes, globes and calculators.
Find out how people learned about the solar system before space telescopes and spaceships were invented.
These tours are popular with schools studying Classical Civilisation but they also serve as a great introduction to the subject for students of any discipline.
Learn about the Native American and First Nation cultures through fascinating objects and hands-on activity.
Using the Benin objects on display at MAA, students will consider problems with the representation of cultures, the history of colonial collecting practices and current issues with repatriation.
Through enquiry based learning and handling real artefacts, students will discover how Archaeologists and Anthropologists use objects to learn about people.
Learn about the people of the world and the journeys of famous European explorers.
Use your senses to explore the sounds, sights and smells of the past.
Explore the different ways in which people in the past have prepared their dead.
Learn about the lives, art, culture and settlements of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings through burials.
What can the ways people across cultures modify, decorate and transform their bodies tell us?
Learn how to read a Maya monument and handle objects from Central and South America.
Get a glimpse of science from the diverse perspectives of colonial forces and native peoples.
Keep an eye on our website for the latest information on our new learning programme.
Explore how revolutionary discoveries affected the development of new medical and anatomical knowledge.
This taught session focuses on the impact and legacy of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
Examine the relationship between museums and indigenous peoples.
Explore the museum collections playfully through stories, puzzles and quests in a selection of sessions for children in the Foundation Stage.
Look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Egyptian beliefs, technology and everyday life.
Explore original paintings by artists such as Monet, Degas and Seurat and investigate why they look the way that they do by thinking about colour, technique and subject matter.
Look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Greek beliefs, technology and everyday life.
What do portraits tell us about people, who they are and what is their character? How do artists show differences between people and what they are feeling?
Look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Roman beliefs, technology and everyday life.
Explore life in Tudor England by looking at portraits and armour. This session includes the opportunity for pupils to look at replica costumes.
Work with conservators to explore colour and pigments within the collection (by special arrangement only).
Research our collections as part of your project brief with support from our Learning Team.
Link your current art theme to the wealth of artefacts within the museum collection.
Investigate different types of journey as you move around the museum; from holidays at the seaside, to bugs and beetles finding food and soldiers marching into battle.
Discover how the Fitzwilliam Museum grew from an idea to what you see today in this new session designed for the Museum's 200th birthday celebrations.
Investigate what portraits tell us about people, who they are and what is their character and explore how artists show differences between people and what they are feeling.
Why, how and what do artists paint? Explore how artists use line, shape, colour, texture and composition to express their ideas.
Investigate shape, form, texture and materials to discover sculpture in the museum from ancient to modern.
School visits, workshops and self-led activities at the Zoology Museum.
Find out about the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica and South America.
This collection inspired session offers an insight into the court culture of Stuart Britain and the events leading up to the Civil War in 1642.