The Museum welcomes visiting groups of all kinds, whether from schools, universities and other educational institutions or clubs, societies and special interest groups.
To ensure your visit is as successful as possible, we do ask that you book in advance. Any group wishing to visit the Museum should contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
requested date and time of your visit
number and age range of students
number of adults accompanying the group
name of school/organisation and telephone number
name of group leader
a contact telephone number which can be used on the day of the visit
Visits made during normal opening hours (10:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday to Saturday and 12.00 to 4.30pm on Sunday) are free of charge. Donations are welcome.
Educational visits made outside of the Museum’s opening hours may be subject to a charge of £50.
The maximum group size allowed in the Museum at any one time is 60. If you are intending to visit with a larger group, there are a number of other University Museums nearby with which you could combine your visit. The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is also on Downing Street just a few hundred metres away, while the Museum of Zoology and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science are within a few minutes walk.
The Museum provides an excellent cultural experience for those learning English. With its combination of archaeological and anthropological objects from around the world, there is something to interest and inspire all visitors irrespective of language ability.
Take advantage of cross-curricular taught sessions designed to bring your subject to life through object handling, sensory trails and gallery based discussions. Please see the Schools section for more information about our taught sessions and how to book.
Special interest groups
The Museum welcomes organised visits from special interest groups during normal opening hours. Recent visitors have included the Monumental Brass Society, Cambridgeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and the Embroiderers’ Guild. Please book your visit with the Head Attendant as above.