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

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



Kay Stage Two

Sessions are tailored to support learning at key stage two.

Prehistoric People

How did people live in prehistoric times? How did they use the natural materials around them to make tools, clothes and homes? During this session, children will use different materials to make everyday items from prehistoric times.  They will have the opportunity to engrave a cuttlefish bone using a flint tool, weave a basket, use natural dyes and card wool for spinning. They will handle real artefacts and explore changes and similarities in items from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Whole-Day Session

Town Walk: The History of St Ives

Discover some of St Ives’ fascinating history on this town walk.  Did you know that the Great fire of St Ives in 1689 started behind the White Hart pub?  Or that the Bridge Chapel has been a pub, a doctor’s surgery and someone’s home?  This interactive tour brings history to life by visiting some of the key locations in St Ives’ history – including a look inside the Chapel itself.

Half-Day Session

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 fossil of their own and an ichthyosaur or plesiosaur puppet to take home with them.

Half-Day session

Victorian Life

Examine real Victorian artefacts from everyday life and discover how the lives of Victorian children and families differ to ours today.  Can you guess the mystery artefacts?  Children taking part in this session will be able to have a go at writing on a Victorian-style slate and with an ink dip pen, as well as trying their hands at rag rugging!

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 2 topics you would like to cover.

Call the museum on 01480 497314 or email