We look forward to receiving your school group to the museum and inspiring your students.

Every visit includes a tour of the museum with our special discovery tablet. You can also book an interactive workshop.

School visits are held between 10.30am and 1.30pm every day except Monday, Saturday and Sunday.

Each visit costs £3 per pupil, with a minimum fee per class of £70.  Accompanying teachers are free.

We offer free pre-booked teacher orientation visits once your school booking is confirmed. For more details and to book, click on the link below, fill out the form and send it to our Access and Learning Officer Isobel Hood on

New for 2020: We also offer 15-minute assembly outreach sessions to local schools, which focus on the Battle of Britain. Email for availability and to book your assembly to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year.

School Booking Form

Feedback from teachers:

“We had a fabulous day! The children had a great experience – full of enrichment and deepening of their knowledge. Thanks so much for your hospitality!”

“The workshop we took part in was excellent. Isobel was very knowledgeable and delivered the content in an engaging way. The class loved the objects and it was lovely that they did their own presentations.”

“We really enjoyed it. It was brilliant that the speaker [Geoff Greensmith] went to our school.”

See below to access our free Writing Home resource, a ten-session scheme of work for Upper Key Stage 2 involving primary resources from our extensive letter collection. Click on ‘resources’ for more information.

School pupils hard at work in the museum gallery during a recent visit. All school sessions include a self-guided tour with our interactive ‘discovery tablet’.