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The Fitzwilliam Museum's schools and teachers programme explores a variety of curriculum areas and works across all Key Stages. We also have a number of special projects and strategic partnerships. 


Teacher Training and CPD


Over the course of 2019 we worked with over 60 teachers and nearly 4000 primary school children to explore the painting of Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio. The project culminated in an exhibition of children's art at the museum.

Inspire2020 Project Website

More Sessions Please: Planning enrichment sessions for teachers

Learning to Teach in the Museum


School Projects

Look, Think, Do

'Inspired': a Glimpse behind the Scenes with Young People

Shakespeare Arts Award with Soham Village College

Making a Real Difference: Supporting Schools with the Fitzwilliam Travel Bursary 

King's Hedges Trailblazers: A Partnership Project

‘We had Fun’: Being a Museum Ambassador


Art in Action (2008-9)

This programme is aimed at primary schools from disadvantaged areas of Cambridgeshire, many of whom have not used the museum before.

Art in Action Report 2008-9

Watch Art in Action Videos


Moving On (2008-10)

This Transition project works with pupils in their last term of primary school helping them to prepare for their move to secondary school in the Autumn term.

Moving On Report 2008-2010


Engage, Learn, Achieve: The impact of museum visits on the attainment of secondary pupils in the East of England (2006-2007)

The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of five museums visited in this research carried out by the University of Leicester which looked at the impact on attainment levels of a visit by a child to a museum or art gallery. Jointly commissioned by the Hub and MLA East of England the report demonstrates that over 50% of the children in the study (over 700 pupils) experienced a rise in their marks following a visit to a museum or art gallery.

MLA Report 2006-2007