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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
FREE ADMISSION
CLOSED Tuesday 20 February

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.

Once upon a time in Coventry….

Mon, 05 Feb 2018

Nicola travelled to Coventry for the Family Friendly Conference to share ideas about what makes museums ‘family friendly’. She ran a workshop on ‘Creating Stories with Museum Objects’, and heard case studies and stories from other museums around the UK. Once upon a time there lived a Museum Educator who really loved stories.  Scary stories, wordless stories, fantastical stories, life... Read full article


King’s Hedges Trailblazers: A Partnership Project

Fri, 26 Jan 2018

King’s Hedges Educational Federation and the Fitzwilliam Museum have been developing a strategic partnership for a number of years.  In Summer 2017, the whole school took part in museum visits linked to different themes they were studying at school.  Each class contributed to the creation of a new Fitz Families Trail around the museum to encourage children to return to... Read full article


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