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

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



Booking a session

We offer learning sessions on a variety topics relating to Huntingdonshire’s history. Each one focuses on exploration and discovery through hands-on learning, using artefacts from the museum’s diverse collection, whilst supporting targets across the KS1 and 2 National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals.

Sessions are held onsite at the museum, using our fantastic new facilities. Each session includes time to explore the museum and activities both on the galleries and in our community room.
Sessions are charged per child, for a minimum of 10 children. Prices vary across the sessions so please get in touch for more information and to check availability. For an additional £35.00, you can arrange for some of the sessions to be delivered at your school.

Learning sessions are very popular, so please give us as much notice as possible if you would to visit. Even a term in advance is not too early!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re always developing new learning sessions, so it’s worth getting in touch to find out what’s in the pipeline. We may also be able to create bespoke sessions based on particular topics you would like to cover.
Hannah, our Learning and Outreach Officer, is always happy to discuss your needs. Please telephone the museum on 01480 497314 or email

Your time at the museum

If you are bringing your class by coach or minibus we can arrange drop off and pick up directly outside the museum. Your session leader will meet you at the entrance.

For Early Years we request that you support your visit with adult volunteers at a ratio of 1 adult for every 3 children. For key stages 1 and 2 we request 1 adult for every 5 children. This helps us make sure you can get the best our of your time with us.

Sessions run whilst the museum is open to the public so time in the galleries is shared with our general visitors. We ask that adults accompanying the class supervise their group during their activities in the gallery. The led part of the sessions are held in the community room which is reserved for your visit. The museum galleries, community room and toilets are fully accessible.

At the museum we can offer you a space to have lunch if you wish to stay after your session.

If you, or a member of your class, have any particular needs please let us know in advance and we will do our best to support you.