Primary Schools | Banbury Museum


Home schooling resources

  • ‘Did you know? Have a go!’ resource sheets on key Banbury topics

Classroom resources when schools re-open

  • Borrow a curriculum-linked loan box packed with resources and teachers’ notes to use in the classroom.
  • Additionally, for KS2, follow-up virtual session with a Museum educator.

Covid-safe sessions at the Museum, when permitted

  • Bring up to 15 pupils for Covid-safe visit to the Museum, with no other visitors in the gallery. 
  • Current exhibition – ‘Portrayals’ featuring David Hockney and other notable artists. Click here for details.



Timings and prices

Home schooling resources

Did you know? Have a go! activity sheets


contact us for details

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”


Borrow a 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       

Maximum loan 5 days

Box to be collected and returned, if possible

£20 per loan

 KS2 virtual session 

Teachers’ recent feedback:

The children enjoyed it hugely and have remembered loads from it!”

Invite a Museum Educator to join your class via your preferred on-line platform 

  • for an extension to your loan box activity work
  • for a live Q and A with the children about the topic 

Up to 30 minutes

£15 per session

Booking essential

Covid-safe visit to the Museum

Teachers’ recent feedback:

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

Bring a maximum of 15 pupils for up to 60 minutes, taught or self-led. Choose from:

  • ‘Portrayals’ our stunning new exhibition from the Arts Council
  • The Banbury Gallery, full of local treasures 
  • Themed visit linked to your topic

60 minutes 

Prices on request

Booking essential



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


Further Information


Unfortunately we are unable to provide the following because of COVID 19:

  • Outreach visits to your school
  • Built-in interactive exhibits in the galleries
  • Space for lunch during visits to the Museum

SEND groups and individuals

We will work with you to ensure SEND groups have safe access to our resources at this time. For groups of SEND pupils we have a quiet room available. Please do contact us for further information about our facilities and practice.

Teacher’s pre-visits to the Museum

If you are planning a Covid-safe visit to the Museum, we suggest you meet a member of the team on a pre-visit. As all visits to the Museum are now pre-booked, it is essential you us know in advance.

Looking ahead to future exhibitions

  • 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.