Primary Schools | Banbury Museum

Summer Programme 2021 

  • AT THE MUSEUM – Covid-safe taught sessions, including the PYE Gallery and boat trips on the canal
  • LOAN BOX – Curriculum-linked loan boxes packed with resources and teachers’ notes to use in the classroom
  • OUTREACH AT YOUR SCHOOL – Covid-safe taught sessions

All sessions are formatted for Covid safety as restrictions ease.



Timings and prices

Covid-safe visit to the Museum

“Thank you also for looking after us so well when we visited. The students really enjoyed their visit.”       Class teacher

Banbury Canal – Taught workshop and boat trip for max. 30 children

  • KS1 – All about canals, including canal-side walk and boat trip
  • KS2 – ‘STEM’ on the canal, including hands-on experiments and boat trip

2 hours 15 mins

£8.50 per child

Covid-safe visit to the Museum with exclusive access to the PYE Gallery (no members of the public) 

‘Portrayals’ exhibition in PYE Gallery – Taught workshop for max. 30 children

  • KS2 – People in pictures, hands-on art workshop

1 hour

£3 per child

Covid-safe outreach visit to your school

Toys and Games – KS1 taught history workshop

  • KS1 – How we used to play, focusing on materials and changes through time

90 minutes

£90 per class

Covid-safe loan box of objects, clothing and resources for your classroom, plus teacher’s pack

Teachers’ recent feedback:

A great enhancement to the children’s learning”, “A life-saver”, “Fabulous”, “Incredibly useful”, “Brilliant”, “Such fun and a great start to our topic”


Loan box of resources to stimulate learning in your classroom. Choose from:

  • Box 1 – Toys and Childhood KS1         
  • Box 2 – All about Banbury KS1
  • Box 3 – Kings and Queens KS1
  • Box 4 – All about canals KS1  
  • Box 5 – Homes in the past KS1
  • Box 6 – Stuart times/ Great Fires KS1 
  • Box 7 – Roman Britain KS2     
  • Box 8 – Invaders and Settlers KS2       
  • Box 9 – Stuart times/ Civil War KS2    
  • Box 10 – Working on the canals KS2   
  • Box 11 – Victorians KS2          
  • Box 12 – Living in the Second World War KS2       

Mini outreach session – Covid-safe taught workshop to introduce your box, KS1 30 mins £30; KS2 45 mins £45

£25 per week

We deliver and pick up!









for details and to book please contact the Learning and Engagement Manager, Vicki Wood


Further Information

SEND pupils

We very much welcome SEND pupils in our sessions. Please discuss arrangements for special needs at the time of booking. We are happy to give you an online ‘Welcome call’ before the visit, to help students with the transition from school to the Museum.

Teacher’s pre-visits to the Museum

As all visits to the Museum are still pre-booked until restrictions ease further, please let us know in advance if you want to make a pre-visit.

Looking ahead to future exhibitions

  • I grew up in the 80s (July to September 2021)
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year (October 2021 – January 2022)
  • Interactive science exhibition (February – June 2022)
  • Heroes of the Viking World (June – November 2022)




Our cancellation policy – not applicable during Covid 19.

Unless an alternative date can be found,

Visits cancelled within 28 days of the school visit will incur a 50% cancellation fee. 

Visits cancelled within 7 days of the school visit will incur a 100% cancellation fee.