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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.

Please note that we are now operating a new booking system for schools.

Bookings for Spring Term 2018 open on Monday 14th November

Bookings for Summer Term 2018 open on Monday 13th February

Poems & Pictures

Use paintings to stimulate vocabulary and create group poems.

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

Ourselves

Explore how are we different from one another by looking at art in this introductary session looking at portraits.

Tags: Art & Design, KS1, PSHE, Science

Museum Explorers

Discover how the museum grew from an idea to what you see today in this new session designed for the Museum's 200th birthday celebrations.

Tags: EYFS, KS1, KS2

Materials

Explore the use and properties of different materials including metals, clay and paint throughout the museum.

Tags: Art & Design, Discovery, Exploration, KS1, KS2, Materials, Science

Journeys

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.

Tags: Art & Design, Discovery, Exploration, Geography, History, KS1, Local Interest

Image and Identity

Explore people through art and different periods in time and discuss the ideas and who controls and creates images. How would you want to be seen in the future? 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Beliefs, Citizenship, Famous People, History, KS3, KS4, KS5

Gothic Literature

Explore the world of Gothic Literature through art, this session, aimed at A'Level students, explores Gothic writers included on the exam syllabus and influences from the visual arts, a great opportunity to bring this subject to life in the historic setting of the Fitzwilliam Museum. This session allows for critical thinking, discussion and creative writing extensions. 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, English, Exam Themes, Famous People, KS4, KS5

GCSE, A'Level and BTEC themes

Link your current art theme to the wealth of artefacts within the museum collection.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Exam Themes, KS3, KS4

Extended Projects

Research our collections as part of your project brief with support from our Learning Team.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Citizenship, Design & Technology, English, Exam Themes, History, KS5

Creative Writing Through Art

Explore paintings to inspire vocabulary and create stories, dialogue or poetry.

 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, English, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Strollers, Stories & Studio Pottery

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Some people might be daunted at the thought of a group of Under Fives being invited to express themselves in a contemporary ceramics exhibition, but here at the Fitzwilliam Museum we saw a challenge and wanted to find ways to support our youngest visitors to engage with the objects on display. We devised two sessions: one for 0-2 year olds... Read full article


EACH Sibling Days: sharks’ teeth, scribble bots and success

Wed, 30 May 2018

Siblings of children supported by East Anglia Children’s Hospices visited the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Museum of Zoology to explore collections, create art, have fun and take time for themselves. Find out what they got up to… Thanks to support from charity Children and the Arts’ Start Hospice programme, the Fitzwilliam Museum has partnered... Read full article


How the other half live

Wed, 23 May 2018

Ever keen to find out what our colleagues are up to in other museums, five members of the UCM education team travelled to Oxford to meet up with staff from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The team at Oxford arranged a packed day where we met not only the education team but also their exhibitions, digital and community... Read full article


Arts Award: exploring Shakespeare with Soham Village College

Tue, 08 May 2018

Year 8 students from Soham Village College visited the Fitzwilliam Museum throughout the Spring Term, creating art and music, and exploring Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet through the collections. From January – March 2018 11 young people from Soham Village College completed their Bronze Arts Award with the Fitzwilliam Museum and the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). The Fitzwilliam Museum has... Read full article


Supporting teens to take over the Fitzwilliam

Wed, 04 Apr 2018

Twelve teenage Museum Ambassadors; three galleries in the Fitzwilliam Museum, 45 teachers and family members. Recipe for disaster right? Wrong! Our Museum Ambassadors from North Cambridge Academy set themselves the aim of creating an event that showed that ‘museums are fun and for everyone’. “Thank you for giving us this opportunity, you are going to be part of my favourite... Read full article