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Schools & Groups

Group Visits

See below for details about visits for Home Educating groups and groups for people with SEND.

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Home Educating Group Visits

We offer designated Home Educating Visit Days. Our next Home Educating Visit Days will be held on:

Friday 12 November 2021
Friday 14 January 2022

A visit includes a guided tour of our gallery spaces, a live oral storytelling experience and a literacy activity session led by our Learning Team of experienced, qualified primary and secondary teachers.

Our home educated days run timetabled sessions for children aged 5+. For children aged 0-5, we recommend booking a public Small Worlds session of structured play through the website.

If you are unable to attend on the above dates, please book a public visit to our Galleries through the website.

Places on our Home Educating Visit Days must be booked through the Learning Team by emailing

10:00 - 12:00: Young Storytellers
11:00 - 13:00: Story Portals

13:00-15:00: Young Storytellers
14:00-16:00: Story Portals

Number of paying visitors: 1-20 (accompanying adults visit for free at a ratio of 1:1; additional adults must be included in the head count)

Cost: £8 per head including VAT


Sensory Storytelling Sessions

We provide 90 to 120-minute sensory story sessions for groups with special educational needs and disabilities. The sessions begin with a live oral storytelling using multisensory approaches. This is followed by a guided tour of the Museum and ends with a session in which the participants can explore the world of story through craft, role play, toys, props, dressing up and more oral storytelling. We can tailor this to a story (book, film, comic strip etc.) that your group particularly enjoys.

For the best experience, sessions should be booked for no more than 20 participants at a time. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the needs and requirements of your group at the time of booking.

Cost (all accompanying carers visit for free):

£10+VAT per head for groups of 6-10
£9+VAT per head for groups of 11-20

"Staff were so interactive and lovely with our group. The experience was very personalised and tailored to everyone's needs. The highlight was the group storytelling." - Group visiting from Mencap, July 2021