Our galleries tell many stories that provoke discussion, challenge attitudes, and explore themes of conflict and humanity. The museum warmly welcomes a wide variety of young people of different abilities and interests. We believe that a museum visit should be memorable, fun and inspiring. We can provide activities for schools at all key stages and we offer flexible cross-curricular resources to suit each school.
We provide museum visits that make the most of being in our historic building and offer close contact with our collection, including handling historic material, story-telling and drama, creative writing and art. We have a large room available for lunch and workshops.
Accessibility: Please see the Visit Us section of the website for information about the physical accessibility of the museum.
Arts Award: We’re an Arts Award supporter and are really keen to help pupils doing Arts Award at any level.
Special Educational Needs: We aim to be a great place for people with special needs. Our staff and volunteers warmly welcome groups of young people with different needs and we can provide quiet spaces, an area for rest and lunch, and even special opening times to suit. Please contact the Museum Director, Mary Godwin, to discuss your requirements email: [email protected] Tel: 01208 72810
Outreach: We can provide an interactive WW1 workshop in your school
Charges: All school visits are FREE of charge.