Why come to the Museum of Archaeology?
We will be continuing to run a full service for schools during our closed period.
School sessions take inspiration from the museum's Roman, Greek and Tudor collections. These Key Stage 2 sessions include an object handling session, art workshops, literacy and numeracy activities and drama activities. More bespoke sessions have included lessons on the history of Durham.
Our handling collections allow students to experience the thrill of touching a genuine Greek artefact. During Roman and Greek sessions children can try on the museum's collection of replica armour to see how they would like to be a Roman legionary or a Spartan hoplite. Tudor sessions are conducted in full costume and as well as sessions in the museum we offer a Tudor trail around Durham, looking at the wonderful architecture that survives in the city centre.
What do you need to know?
All visits are led by a member of our experienced Learning Team. Visits are adapted to the visiting group's own requirements. As our team work across all of Durham University's visitor attractions, they can also facilitate visits to venues such as the Durham Castle, Oriental Museum and Botanic Garden to create coordinated programmes across multiple sites for those making longer visits.
Free Hazard Identification sheets are available to assist you in writing your Risk Assessments for each site. The museum can provide space for groups to eat packed lunches.
Every effort will be made to continue our existing workshops ahead of the opening of the brand new learning space at Palace Green Library. The Learning Team are also able to visit schools to deliver some sessions on an outreach basis.
Costs for educational visits are £3 per child, teachers/helpers free.