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

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



Key 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 have the opportunity to take part in practical activities from each of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They will handle real artefacts and explore changes and similarities in items from each time period.

Half-Day Session

The History of St Ives Town Walk

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 walk around town 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

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