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  • Community Programmes

We believe that the Museum of Zoology is a space for everyone. By helping make connections between people and our collections, we hope that everyone will feel at home at the Museum.

Community Outreach

The Museum of Zoology engages with different audiences in Cambridge and beyond through its outreach programe. Current projects include Creature Crafternoons, working with a range of audiences to create learning resources for our school sessions, and targeted schools outreach projects. The Museum also participates in outreach work with our colleagues in the University of Cambridge Museums group.

Audio description and touch tours

The Museum of Zoology Learning Team offers audio descriptive and touch tours to blind and partially sighted groups. These can be arranged directly with the Museum or as part of the University of Cambridge Museums ‘Making Sense’ tours programme.

Gallery sessions for local community groups

Our Learning Team is able to cater visits for groups with specific needs. To organise a visit, please contact us on or 01223 336650.

Previous Projects

The Museum has run a number of successful outreach projects engaging with schools and communities in and around Cambridge.

Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea

Ocean Song was a major community art and engagement project creating the soundscape of the sea that now plays in the Museum’s Whale Hall. This included work with Arbury Primary School and Soham Village College, as well as Pevensey and Westham Church of England Primary School in Sussex, near the beach where the Museum’s Fin Whale skeleton washed ashore in 1865. Details of the Ocean Song project can be found at

Ocean Song audio soundscape