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Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

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Museum teacher led sessions are free and last for 60 minutes, with a recommended follow up time in the gallery of about 30 minutes. Below are some of the most popular themes but we can also devise tailor made sessions to meet the needs of individual groups and schools. Contact us for more information.

Paint me a Story

We offer a choice of different stories which introduce children to the museum and parts of the collection.

Words and Pictures

A literacy based session which uses paintings to stimulate vocabulary and create group poems. (90 minute session)


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


Starting with armour, explore the use and properties of different materials including metals and clay throughout the museum.


From holidays at the seaside, to bugs and beetles finding food and soldiers marching into battle – we think about many different types of journey as we move around the museum.

What is sculpture?

Shape, form, texture and materials are discussed as we discover sculpture in the museum from ancient to modern.

The Fitzwilliam Museum : Schools

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