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Bring your subject to life with our cross-curricular, active and engaging gallery and studio sessions taught within our extraordinary collections. Come up close to an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, study the brush strokes on a painting by Monet or explore line, pattern and shapes through the amazing architecture and sculpture: whatever your topic with over 40 different sessions to choose from you are sure to find something to excite and inspire your pupils, from Early Years to Key Stage 5.

Click on a session below for more details and a list of linked resources, then contact us on 01223 332904 or  to book, or to discuss your needs. Most sessions are free (charges apply for studio workshops) and travel bursaries are available for schools meeting our criteria.

What is sculpture?

Investigate shape, form, texture and materials to discover sculpture in the museum from ancient to modern.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Design & Technology, KS1, KS2, Materials, Science

Turrets and Tiaras

Journey into the world of chivalrous knights and beautiful princesses in this story session told in the Armoury and ceramics galleries. 

 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, English, History, KS1

The Victorians

Explore life in Victorian England through the portraits, landscapes and story paintings.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Exam Themes, Famous People, History, KS2

The Tudors

Explore life in Tudor England by looking at portraits and armour. This session includes the opportunity for pupils to look at replica costumes. 

 

Tags: Art & Design, Famous People, History, KS2

The Stuarts

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.

Tags: Art & Artists, Exploration, Famous People, History, KS4, KS5

The Story of Jan

Follow Jan on his journey of self discovery and adventure in this pirate tale using Dutch paintings in Gallery 15.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Discovery, English, Exploration, History, KS1, KS2

The Story of Camille

Follow the adventures of a young girl who visits Paris for the first time by looking at paintings in the French Impressionist gallery. 

 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, English, History, KS1, KS2

The Romans

Look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Roman beliefs, technology and everyday life.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Early Civilisations, Famous People, History, KS2

The Real Me

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?

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Famous People, KS2, PSHE, Science

The Impressionists

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.

Tags: Art & Design, History, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Languages

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


SOURCE 2017

Thu, 10 Nov 2016

A free drop-in programme of informal studio and gallery art practice Saturdays 11, 18, 25 February & Half-Term Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 February 2017 For the last nine years … Continue reading


Cromwell Community College Arts Award

Fri, 28 Oct 2016

As part of the Fitzwilliam Museum education programme we enjoy working with groups of young people on the Arts Award scheme. If the Arts Award is new to you then … Continue reading


Can we adapt? Can we thrive?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016

This was the question the 2016 GEM Conference set out to address, with 120 delegates and contributors meeting at the Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh on 31 August to 1 September. … Continue reading


Packing museum objects – the Packing Challenge

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

Last month, on 10 August, the Fitzwilliam Museum celebrated its 200th birthday with an event for the local community. You may have heard of the beautiful cake “fit for a Lord”, … Continue reading