From tomorrow – Tuesday 15 September – the Museum of Classical Archaeology will once again be reopening to the public. Housing one of the largest collections of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculptures in the world, the museum presents one of the city’s best displays of ancient art.
“The gallery will be a lot quieter than normal,” says Susanne Turner, curator at the museum. “We’ve organised our opening hours so that students and visitors are not using the space at the same time.” Although the museum is not able to facilitate school groups at this time, they have come up with an alternative offer for schools. The new virtual and outreach services give schools the option to book a livestreamed session with Justyna, the museum’s education coordinator, covering two different Key Stage 2 topics: Greek Myths, and Roman Emperors.
The museum has also just launched two new digital trails for families, challenging you to find a range of objects as you follow the one-way system around the cast gallery. You can download the trails as PDF files from the museum website, or pick up a copy from the front desk when you arrive.
The new opening hours are 11am until 2pm Tuesdays to Fridays, and you’ll need to book a timed ticket in advance. Head to the museum’s website to get yours.