Preparing For Your Visit

School entering the Museum

Before Arrival

Ensure that you have read the detailed information in the link on the right 'School Visit Information'

Please make sure that you have downloaded any teaching resources from our site that you require and have pencils for your students to use.

We will provide your students with backing boards to support their work as clipboards can sometimes scratch display glass.

If you have booked to do a Discovery Trail please have your small groups already organised. Also designating the starting gallery for their trail is a good idea as this helps ease congestion when we have many schools booked in.

On Arrival

If the weather permits please ask students to wait outside the Museum entrance on the lawn while the teacher or supervising adult checks in at the security desk.

Reception staff will go through the Museum rules and provide you with a locker key so that students can store their backpacks, drink bottles and any other items that are too bulky to carry.

If you have booked a staff or Volunteer Educator, reception staff will inform them of your arrival.

After you have checked in, students can then enter, put their bags away and begin their visit.