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  • © Martin Bond
  • © Martin Bond
  • © Martin Bond

Welcome to the Fitzwilliam Museum learning department pages where you can find out about the inspiring range of learning activities and resources we offer to people of all ages.

The Museum was founded in 1816 'for the increase of learning' and in the 21st century we:

  • welcome everyone to the museum, respecting individual needs and creating a positive ongoing relationship with our cultural spaces;
  • enable learning from a wide variety of real objects in a unique environment;
  • encourage creative, independent enquiry-based learning;
  • share expertise in learning and collections; and
  • collaborate with audiences to plan our programme.

We hope to see you at the museum soon. For more information about our learning programmes, contact  or 01223 332904

Projects

  • Working with the Children in the Early Years

    The museum runs an innovative programme of sessions for children aged 0-5 years. We believe that children are curious, capable, and confident learners from birth. Our gallery educators devise activities that enable very young children to learn from and within the museum collections.

     

  • Working with Families

    The Fitzwilliam Museum offers a variety of activities and resources for families visiting the museum. Many of these activities are free.

     

  • Working with Schools

    The Fitzwilliam Museum offers an extensive school programme across all Key Stages and a variety of curriculum areas. 

     

  • Working with Young People

    SOURCE supports GCSE, BTEC and AS/A Level Art and Design students as they prepare for their exams in the Spring Term.

     

  • Working with Teachers and Trainees

    Since 2006 the Learning team have been working with Initial Teacher Training institutions across the region to encourage future teachers to use museums as a learning resource. This work positions museums as long-term partners for the education sector

     

  • Working with Older People

    The Fitzwilliam Museum works with community and social care partners to develop projects and programmes for older people, including people living with dementia at home.

     

Science, art, and wonder: Preschoolers at the Science Festival

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Educators from the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science collaborated on a brand new event as part of the Science Festival earlier this year. We … Continue reading


Source: supporting art & design students

Tue, 04 Apr 2017

Source matches the University of Cambridge Museums collections with Art and Design exam themes, providing high quality starting points from objects for students and teachers at GCSE , A Level and BTEC. … Continue reading


Easter Eggs-capades

Thu, 30 Mar 2017

This Easter, hop along to the University of Cambridge Museums & Botanic Garden for some ‘cracking’ family fun. In addition to special holiday activities and trails, you’ll find lots more … Continue reading


Creative Families – The First Step

Wed, 29 Mar 2017

We were delighted to welcome young parents and their babies from Romsey Mill Children’s Centre to the Fitzwilliam Museum for an exciting new project: Creative Families. This is a newly-created … Continue reading


How Did They Do That? Science and Technology in Ancient Egypt

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Designing an interactive Quest for 8-14 year olds We are excited to announce the launch of a new interactive quest for 8-14 year olds based around the sarcophagus lid of … Continue reading