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Behind the Scenes 

Visit our Art Store to view first-hand how a collection is stored, catalogued, and conserved. There will also be discussions around the types of careers that can be developed in the creative industries. 

This session can be taught: 

Visit to our Store 

Need to know: 

  • The half day at the store runs from 10am – 12noon or 1pm - 3pm and is entirely taught by members of our Learning and Engagement Team.  
  • The maximum number of children we can take for each session is 20 due to the nature of the building. 
  • These sessions are free to post-16 students.

Online Session 

Need to know: 

  • An online session is one hour in length.  
  • Session times are 9.30am – 10.30am; 11am - 12noon and 1.30pm – 2.30pm, but we can accommodate slightly different timings. Please ask at the point of booking if this is something that would be helpful for you.  
  • You will need to book a short test call with us to check that you can see and hear us on the whiteboard in your classroom. These are available at 3.30pm, 3.45pm and 4pm.
  • We ask you to book separate sessions for each of your classes so we can keep them as interactive as possible.
  • These sessions are free to post-16 students. 

If you’re interested in our art sessions, why not check out Arts Award.


Session costs

Activity Cost
On-site session Free
Outreach session (in your school) £20 fuel charge
Assembly (30 minutes) £35
Online one hour session £35 per class
Online two hour session £45 per class
Widening Participation Free
Research and Library Skills Free

Book with us

The Learning and Engagement team offer hybrid, interactive taught programmes and events for schools, community groups, families and lifelong learners through Collections Outreach.

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Booking form

Fill out our form to book a session with us. If you wish to discuss any details of your session with us, please feel free to get in touch via email or telephone.
School children exploring in a museum and pointing at the exhibitions