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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. Students will discuss key events which brought a monarchy into crisis, referring to figures within the political breakdown and the artists who portrayed them.

 

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

Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

I am currently studying History of Art at University College London.  This summer, I volunteered in the Education Department at the Fitzwilliam Museum, working within the families programme. The main … Continue reading


Mind the Gap

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

Can the study of art in a museum context help young students with their own reading and creative writing? English teacher Rebecca Lefroy from Comberton Village College visited the Fitzwilliam … Continue reading


Discovering & Exploring with Chesterton Community College

Thu, 04 Aug 2016

For the past three years University of Cambridge Museums have been supporting Chesterton Community College to run Bronze & Silver Arts Awards, (a nationally recognised qualification). For the first time this … Continue reading


Frogs, Romans and Rockets – must be Summer at the Museums!

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

Summer at the Museums 22 July – 31 August 2016 With a whopping 30 different events happening this week, the only problem will be choosing what to do. From finding … Continue reading


Ribbeting on about Frogs

Thu, 28 Jul 2016

Have you ever been lying back, contemplating the human races’ greatest achievements, and it suddenly occurred to you just how frequently frogs hop into these successes? No?? Well, at the … Continue reading