Our world class collections can transport your students 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. Take advantage of unique access to The Ashmolean’s collections with curators and Oxford academics at our A Level Study Days. Booking is essential. 

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

Download our 2019-20 Secondary & FE 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.



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 offer an extensive programme of teacher CPD across a range of curriculum subjects which are tailored to each school’s needs. We can arrange pre-visit planning sessions, including exhibition previews.

We also deliver specially designed programmes each year for trainee teachers from a range of  institutions including Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, local School Direct programmes and Bath Spa University on subjects including RE, history, art and design, science and English.

Topics covered in our bespoke training sessions include:
  • Learning from objects
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to teach Religious Education
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to teach Creative Writing
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to support Art & Design sketchbook work 
  • Using tablets to support a museum Art & Design visit 
  • Other topics on request


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


We can support Arts Awards through school visits and our Young People's programme and can support schools in achieving and delivering Artsmark.

Contact us to discuss your project


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

The Ashmolean Museum is not able to offer work experience placements.
For more information about careers in Museums read this guide by Kids in Museums, an organisation that works with museums nationwide to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families

We also offer Volunteering at the Ashmolean.
Also take a look at our CREATIVES programme for young people aged 16-19.


Clare Cory, Learning Officer: Secondary & Young People
T: 01865 288075