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

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



Sessions for Early Years

Our early years sessions  use play and creativity to support the learning of children under five. Children are encouraged to explore topics imaginatively with the support of the session leader.

Under the Jurassic Sea

Did you know that 160 million years ago Huntingdonshire was under a warm Jurassic sea? This session introduces early years’ children to what fossils are, whilst enjoying the physical, creative and exploratory aspects of parachute play, and digging for fossils in sand trays.

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, as well as discuss how we can tell that some toys are older than others.

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 early years topics you would like to cover.

Call the museum on 01480 497314 or email