Up in arms!

29 August 2024
Free to all

Shields up! Join us for a relaxed afternoon of arts and crafts.

Arm yourself for back-to-school shopping with an afternoon of ancient Greek shield-making.

Drop in to the museum for a relaxed afternoon of arts and crafts, as we teach you to make your very own Greek shield and helmet. Then take our trail to learn how the ancient Greeks fought for their city state, and discover what it took to become fearsome hoplite soldier.

This event is part of Summer at the Museums.

Just drop in, no need to book.


  • The Cast Gallery is on the first floor.

  • Unfortunately, our lift is currently our of order which means we are unable to provide step-free access at this time. We hope to be able to restore lift access in mid-August. If you require step-free access for this event please contact the museum ahead of time (contact details below) and we can confirm whether the lift has been fixed.

  • This event is primarily seated. The family trail involves standing, but we can move chairs around the gallery.

  • Find out more about Museum Access.

  • Please contact us on 01223 330402 or email if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility.

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Museum of Classical Archaeology

University Of Cambridge, Faculty Of Classics, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DA
01223 330402

Free to all

Opening times

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday (univesity term time only): 2-5pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday

Exclusions and safety measures

Please be understanding of others. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

We welcome group bookings.

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