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School Visits

Education tours and visits

School visits are welcome and we can cater for all age groups from Year 1 upwards.

Visits can be arranged on weekdays throughout the year by email or using the contact form below.

Classes of up to 30 can be accommodated at one time, usually divided into two groups of not more than 15 so that they can see and handle the exhibits without overcrowding. Approximately one hour should be allowed for a visit by one class. If more than one class is brought the other can visit the Information Centre nearby or walk on the Common before changing over.

There is parking space for cars and coaches close to the museum. If using public transport the nearest bus stop is about 1/4 mile from the museum.

There are no facilities for eating lunch in the Museum but there are a café and toilets next door and in summer the Commons provide a good site for picnics.

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What we need to know
  • The date and time of the visit 

  • The name of the School 

  • A contact name and telephone number 

  • The number of children and adults visiting 

  • The approximate ages of the children 

  • If you require teacher’s notes 

  • If the visit relates to any current work in school 

  • If the children will be buying souvenirs

Admission charges:

School visits are charged at the rate of £3 per head.  Minimum charge £30.


Teachers' notes can be downloaded in preparation for the visit: there are 29 pages so you may wish to print only the pages you need.

An aid to preparing a Risk Assessment before a visit and notes on the museum are also available

Introduction, English, Mathematic, Science

Materials, Design & Technology

History, Geography, Art

Windmill Diagram

Risk Assessment Notes

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