Museum opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



Key Stage One

Sessions at key stage one are designed to support the topics and themes of the national curriculum. Session leaders will develop these topics with museum objects allowing pupils to explore topics to greater depth whilst having some fun too!

Under the Jurassic Sea

This session introduces and supports children’s knowledge of what fossils are and what they can tell us about the past. Children get to take part in a mini-excavation of real Jurassic fossils, as well as make a clay ammonite and an ichthyosaur puppet to take home with them.

Half-Day Session


Toys: Old and New

Meet Brian the very old teddy bear and Harry the very new teddy bear. Are they the same? How are they different? This session allows children to discover (and play with!) a selection of toys from Victorian times to present day, discuss how we can tell that some toys are older than others, and explore the different materials that toys are made from.

Half-Day Session


The Great Fire

You may have heard of the Great Fire of London, but have you heard of the Great Fire of St Ives or Needingworth? This session is designed to support a local history topic. It introduces and develops children’s knowledge of what life was like in Huntingdonshire at the time of the fires and similarities and differences to how we live today. Children handle everyday rural and domestic artefacts from this time, as well as having a go at some themed activities.

Half-Day Session

Can’t find what you are looking for? 

We are always developing new learning sessions so please get in touch to find out what we are working on. We can also create bespoke sessions based on particular Key Stage 1 topics you would like to cover.

Call the museum on 01480 497314 or email