Plan Your School Visit

Essential information and risk assessments

To plan you visit, download our Essential Information for Teachers (download) and our Risk Assessment (download) which are updated regularly. Separate risks assessments are provided for canal boat trips and outreach visits to your school when you book.

How to book

For further information and to book your visit, contact
Please let us know if you would like to make a pre-visit or speak directly to the learning team about your needs.

SEND and accessibility

Please do contact us on if individuals in your group have particular needs. Our sessions are designed to be flexible as possible.

For information about access to the museum and our facilities, please click here.

Self-led visits

We very much welcome self-led visits to the Museum. An administration fee of £25 covers all booking arrangements, a brief introduction by Museum staff and bag/ coat storage for your group. Please contact for more information. Booking is essential.

To ensure the safety and well-being of your children in a public space, the Museum requires that your adult/child ratio is:

1:5 for Reception

1:6 for Years 1-3

1:10 for Years 4-6

This is in addition to 1-2-1 support for individual children.

There is a ticket fee per child for PYE Gallery exhibitions, but not for accompanying adults needed for your ratio.

Lunch room

The lunch room is FREE if your workshop extends for a full morning or full day. If your group has a shorter workshop, or is self-led, the lunch room can be hired for £15.