Information for School Visits

Our hands-on learning offers a wide range of sessions for Foundation Stage/KS1 up to KS3. All sessions are linked to the National Curriculum.

Our sessions last about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The morning sessions start at 10.00 am and the afternoon session starts at 12.30pm. We finish our sessions by 2.15 pm so that you have time to get back to school.

On the day

We recommend that you bring at least 5 adults per class. The maximum group size is 35 (pupils). Adults must stay with the group during the session. Contact the Learning Team to discuss options available to your group.

How much does it cost?

Our educational sessions are £100 each (maximum 35 children). This is the equivalent of £3.33 per child for a class of 30 children.

Introduction to The MERL

A 20 minute introduction to the Museum and an insight into our fascinating collections, delivered by our enthusiastic team. A great way to begin your visit before heading off around the galleries.

Cost £35 for a maximum of 35 pupils.

Autism and Sensory Equipment

We have a range of sensory packs available for groups. Please let the Learning Team know if you would like to borrow any of this equipment on your school visit.