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Welcome to the Fitzwilliam Museum learning department pages where you can find out about the inspiring range of learning activities and resources we offer to people of all ages.

The Museum was founded in 1816 'for the increase of learning' and in the 21st century we:

  • welcome everyone to the museum, respecting individual needs and creating a positive ongoing relationship with our cultural spaces;
  • enable learning from a wide variety of real objects in a unique environment;
  • encourage creative, independent enquiry-based learning;
  • share expertise in learning and collections; and
  • collaborate with audiences to plan our programme.

We hope to see you at the museum soon. For more information about our learning programmes, contact  or 01223 332904

Projects

  • Working with the Children in the Early Years

    The museum runs an innovative programme of sessions for children aged 0-5 years. We believe that children are curious, capable, and confident learners from birth. Our gallery educators devise activities that enable very young children to learn from and within the museum collections.

     

  • Working with Families

    The Fitzwilliam Museum offers a variety of activities and resources for families visiting the museum. Many of these activities are free.

     

  • Working with Schools

    The Fitzwilliam Museum offers an extensive school programme across all Key Stages and a variety of curriculum areas. 

     

  • Working with Young People

    SOURCE supports GCSE, BTEC and AS/A Level Art and Design students as they prepare for their exams in the Spring Term.

     

  • Working with Teachers and Trainees

    Since 2006 the Learning team have been working with Initial Teacher Training institutions across the region to encourage future teachers to use museums as a learning resource. This work positions museums as long-term partners for the education sector

     

  • Working with Older People

    The Fitzwilliam Museum works with community and social care partners to develop projects and programmes for older people, including people living with dementia at home.

     

Working towards audience diversity through creating progression opportunities at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Since summer 2016, Kate Carreno, Assistant Director Central Services, and Miranda Stearn, Head of Learning, at the Fitzwilliam Museum have been participating in the Arts Marketing Association’s Audience Diversity Academy … Continue reading


Teachers Explore ‘Line and Shape’

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

In the spring and summer of 2016, Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli from AccessArt and Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum collaborated to create and deliver a series of InSET sessions (in-service-training) for primary school teachers. AccessArt facilitates high … Continue reading


Romsey Mill Young Mum’s Arts Award

Thu, 22 Dec 2016

The Fitzwilliam Museum has been working with the Young Mums group at Romsey Mill since 2012 supporting participants to achieve an Arts Award (a nationally recognised qualification). The programme follows … Continue reading


Exploring Colour at the Botanic Garden

Thu, 15 Dec 2016

The current COLOUR exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum has shown the close links between art and science – both in the production and analysis of these amazing manuscripts. Our challenge … Continue reading


Stories, Statues and Stillness

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Exploring movement and mindfulness with preschoolers at the Museum of Classical Archaeology This year, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas was based around the theme of ‘movement’.  This was very exciting … Continue reading