Advance booking is essential for all school visits, even for self guided visits.


Our taught gallery sessions book quickly and we advise booking at least three months ahead.

We need a minimum of 28 days to organise a taught session. 

Self guided visits must be booked no later than two weeks before the date of your visit.

How to book

Contact us using our online forms for primary and secondary enquries. (Please note this is not a booking.)

We will reply to all enquiries within five working days.

Once we have found a suitable date we will make a provisional booking and send you a booking form to complete.

Your booking will be confirmed once we receive your completed booking form. We will send a confirmation email and an invoice will be sent from the University within 30 days of your trip.

IMPORTANT: If you cancel more than 28 days before the date of your visit you will receive a full refund. If you cancel less than 28 days before the date of your visit you will be invoiced for the full amount.

Useful documents to help you plan your visit

Cost of sessions

Oxford University Museums charge for taught education sessions. The income realised helps sustain the Museums’ award winning schools’ service. 

Session Max Student Numbers Charge
Primary school gallery activity (EY, KS1, KS2)
facilitated by Ashmolean Education team
32 £100
Secondary school session (KS3, KS4, KS5)
facilitated by Ashmolean Education team
32 £100
Bespoke school programmes (full day, selection of activities) Flexible Contact us
Sketchbook introduction to the museum for Secondary Art groups (20 minutes)
facilitated by Ashmolean Education team
40 £35
Self guided UK groups 90 Free, but must book
Temporary exhibitions 15 - 20 students plus 2 accompanying adults per session Free, but must book timed slots
Lunch room 32 £25


Some groups may be exempt from charges. Currently this applies to State funded Special Schools and UK schools taking part in University access and outreach programmes.

All prices are exempt of VAT


Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)1865 278015


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