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School Sessions

Following the Government announcement yesterday, museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions. So, with great sadness, we will not be able to reopen as planned on 2 January 2021.

Something exciting is happening to our programmes for schools and teachers, and we would love you to be part of it!

Since the closure of the Museum due to COVID-19, we have been working on a new online offer for schools and teachers. In addition to refreshing our existing sessions, our new 'Virtual Schools' programme will support schools and children who are unable to visit us in person.

We will not be taking bookings for school visits during the autumn term, 2020, to enable us to focus on developing our new offer ready for when we welcome schools back in person. However, we are inviting interested teachers to sign up to our Fitz Schools Teacher Panel.

We are interested in working with staff in a range of different roles, from class teacher, to SM, to support staff, to SENDCOs, to Art, History or Science leads. You can sign up as an individual teacher or on behalf of your school to take part in online consultation sessions from September to December 2020. In return for your time, you and your school will get exclusive access to our new films, sessions and activities, and will have the opportunity to discover some of the Museum's hidden treasures with Museum educators, artists and curators. You will also develop your knowledge, skills and confidence teaching from paintings, objects and Museum collections to help you to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for all your children.

If you are a primary school teacher and are interested in taking part in our primary teacher panel, please sign up here and we will be in touch with details of the next meeting. If you are secondary teacher please email Sarah Blake (working days Weds–Friday) to find out more about how you can get involved.

Our Schools sessions

A Shakespeare miniature

Shakespeare's World

Key stages: KS3,KS4,KS5

A Degas model

What is Sculpture?

Key stages: KS1,KS2

Turrets and Tiaras

Key stages: KS1

A miniature of Queen Elizabeth I

The Tudors

Key stages: KS2,KS3,KS4,KS5

The Story of Jan

Key stages: KS1,KS5

The Story of Camille

Key stages: KS1,KS2

The Real Me

Key stages: KS2,KS3,KS4,KS5

The Easter Story

Key stages: KS2

The Christmas Story

Key stages: KS1,KS2

The head of Antinous

The Ancient Greeks

Key stages: KS2

The Ancient Egyptians

Key stages: KS2

Venus and Cupid by Titian

Reading Paintings

Key stages: KS2,KS3,KS4,KS5

A renaissance portrait


Key stages: KS3,KS4

Raffaelle Monti Staffordshire pottery


Key stages: KS1,KS2

An ice locked ship


Key stages: KS1,KS2

The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown (1821–93)

Image and Identity

Key stages: KS3,KS4


GCSE, A Level and BTEC Themes

Key stages: KS4,KS5

Place Clichy by Renoir

Creative Writing Through Art

Key stages: KS2,KS3,KS4

Poplars by Claude Monet

Colour and Culture

Key stages: KS3,KS4,KS5

A mosque lamp from Syria or Egypt

Believe in Art

Key stages: KS2

Millais' Bridesmaid

Art History

Key stages: KS1,KS2,KS3,KS4,KS5

A view of the Grand Canal in Venice by Canaletto

Art and Architecture

Key stages: KS5

An ancient Greek (archaic period) votive bull model

Animals in Art

Key stages: KS1,KS2

An early years and families session held in a gallery

Adventures in Art

Key stages: EYFS

A Roger Hilton canvas

Twentieth-Century Art

Key stages: KS3,KS4,KS5

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