Planning your visit

Children sitting in the Main Foyer.
All school visits to the Museum, with or without a Museum educator, must be booked in advance. Overcrowding in galleries reduces educational benefits for both school groups and other visitors.
Please use the form via the link on the right or email us at:
Please note, all bookings require an inital request by email.

Organising your visit

To facilitate safe and enjoyable education visits to the Museum we ask schools to abide by the guidelines below.

Museum rules & guidelines

Safety for school excursions

Museum map


Education Manager & Education volunteers

Some Museum visits are led by a staff or volunteer Museum educator while others are self-guided.


Educator facilitated lessons

Lessons with a staff or volunteer Museum educator will be booked into a gallery for one hour. These sessions will usually involve approximately 45 minutes facilitated learning time and the remaining time can be used for students to browse the gallery at their leisure or to complete activities set by their teacher.


Self-guided visits

For self-guided visits, galleries are generally booked for your class for one hour. Extensions of time can be negotiated. Teachers may use print materials developed by the Museum or create their own programs using our ideas for teaching.