Please book at least a month in advance of your visit.
We’ve spent a lot of time making our site safe and secure. We’ve reduced capacity so there will only be one school on site at any one time and put in a range of measures - from hand sanitiser and separate entrances to enhanced cleaning of regular touch points - to keep everyone safe. Our learning room, your base when you visit, also contains a sink so you can continue to support regular hand washing throughout the day. You can even book your visit on a Monday (when we are closed to the general public) to give your school private access across all our galleries.
Our SENsational workshops for students with special educational needs and disabilities, including those with profound and multiple disabilities and ASC, are open to visits from a range of educational settings.
Give your class the chance to work with a practising artist, to explore our visual arts displays and develop their own creative responses.
Plan Your School Visit
We believe in the power of art and history to shape and change the world around us, and our expert team want to share that with your students.
- Experience hands-on encounters that can’t be replicated in the classroom.
- Support your students to become lifelong cultural learners.
- Develop your students’ enquiry and oracy skills, inspired by real sources of evidence and contemporary art.
- Enhance your teaching in the classroom with memorable experiences and visits that support your curriculum teaching.
- Access objects and artefacts that aren’t on display to the public.
How do I book a school visit?
For your safety and the safety of our staff, all schools visits must be booked online in advance of their visit. To help you to get the most from your schools visit, we recommend that you make a planning pre-visit to The Box. You can do this by booking a General Admission ticket from 10 September and downloading our Teachers Hazard Assessment below to help you to write your own risk assessment.
Your schools workshop booking includes General Admission to The Box and admission to our Mayflower Exhibition. It also includes a dedicated bag drop box, and exclusive use of the Simmons Learning Room for your group as a lunch space. You can book a school visit up to a month before your visit. Find out more about the safety measures we're putting in place and what you can expect when you visit on our Plan Your Visit and Visit FAQ pages.