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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
FREE ADMISSION

Guided tours of the Museum may be arranged through the Guided Tours Department Cambridge Tourist Information Centre

Tel: 01223 791501
Fax: 01223 457588
tours@visitcambridge.org

Prices for a guided tour are £4.75 per person with a minimum charge of £71.25 for groups of 15 or more. Groups are also asked to give a minimum of £20 donation.

Guided tours of the Museum can also be arranged through SeeCambridgeDifferently

 

Saturday Tours of the Museum

One-hour introductory tours of the Museum’s collections on Saturdays at 14.30 from the Courtyard Entrance.

£6 per person; tickets may be bought from the Guide at the Museum or booked in advance via Cambridge Tourist Information Centre.

Sensory Story: experiencing the world of a baby bird through sense

Mon, 08 Jan 2018

The Museum of Zoology is bringing the animal kingdom to life in new and exciting ways. Our new sensory story bags ask visitors to experience the world of a baby bird through light, sound, touch and smell, and hopes to open up this world to visitors with special educational and access needs. The Museum of Zoology is undergoing a big... Read full article


True Colours: beetles and birds in the museum

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Inspired by this year’s Festival of Ideas theme, Truth, educators from the Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Zoology created activities to help young children and their families explore the “true” essence of colours in art and nature. The Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Zoology have collaborated on Early Years activities in the past, but this time we wanted to change... Read full article


Learning about learning: the GEM Foundation course

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

At the beginning of October, I travelled to London for the first two days of the GEM Foundation Course in Museum Learning. This course is a combination of group discussion, reading, lectures, practical exercises, site visits, mentoring and self-reflection intended to expand and inform the thinking of museum education professionals at the start of their careers. For our first day... Read full article


Learning about Culture: Measuring what Matters

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

I was fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of the new Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) / Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Learning about Culture Programme on Tuesday 17th October. In this post I reflect on the programme and consider what arts and cultural organisations can do to improve the evidence base around our work with children and young people.... Read full article


My Nursery is at the Museum and Garden

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

What happened when a group of 3 year olds spent a week ‘in residence’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Botanic Garden? Inspired by the ‘My Primary School is at the Museum’ project, educators at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Botanic Garden invited nine children from a local nursery to spend five mornings ‘in residence’. Over the coming weeks and months... Read full article