Our world class collections can transport your pupils to an array of times, places and cultures through inspiring and memorable learning experiences.

Choose from our extensive range of taught gallery sessions led by creative and experienced learning staff, including our imaginative and cross-curricular Take One programme. Booking is essential.

Designed to cater for all learners’ needs, we also offer free school visits to our highly acclaimed exhibitions, teacher CPD opportunities and downloadable online resources.

Download our 2019-20 Early Years to Key Stage 2 programme



We welcome and support children with SEND in mainstream schools. We also design and deliver free sessions for students from special schools, as well as outreach sessions for children who can’t get to the Museum eg hospital schools.

Our taught gallery sessions are planned as inclusive learning opportunities and activities can be adapted for students with SEND if flagged up at the time of booking. We can provide visual description for blind and partially sighted children as well as large print resources, raised images and handling resources including, in some cases, original archaeological artefacts as well as replicas. We are able to talk through the museum context and aspects of a visit that may affect children with autism.

Visit our Access page for further information and to download our social guides to support school visits to the Museum.

Our experienced educators can make suggestions to help with planning for your trip. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

We offer free pre-visit planning sessions for teachers to discuss their Museum visit. This includes exhibition previews.
We can design and deliver bespoke training sessions on a variety of topics including:
  • Learning from objects
  • Take One 
  • British Prehistory 
  • Other topics on request
We also deliver specially designed programmes each year for trainee teachers from a range of  institutions including Oxford Brookes University and local School Direct programmes.


Discover our wide range of learning resources and detailed information sheets about our taught sessions.


UK school groups can visit our temporary exhibitions free of charge. We offer teachers a previsit complimentary exhibition ticket. Booking essential.

Find out more about current exhibitions

We can support Arts Awards through school visits across all year groups and can support schools in achieving and delivering Artsmark.

Contact us to discuss your project


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We welcome self guided school visits. Booking is essential. Visit our online learning resources to download trails and resources that may support your visit.


Clare Coleman, Sackler Learning Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2
T: 01865 288077