About the primary schools programme
All visits and sessions provided by the Museum are FREE of charge. A charge is made for sessions run by other organisations.
Find out about the Early Years Foundation Stage Programme.
What's on offer?
Sessions and gallery visits
You can search for sessions relevant to your class by going to What's on - schools. You will be allocated self-directed time in the relevant gallery as part of your session.
- object handling and replica costumes
- gallery drama and theatre performances
- storytelling and puppet shows
- creative literacy, including structured role-play.
'At your school' and 'School & Museum' sessions
For Foundation Stage classes we offer a limited number of 'At your school' and 'School & Museum' sessions, which combine a visit to your school with a Museum visit.
Teachers' packs and gallery activity sheets
All booked sessions are supported by resource packs designed to support session-specific learning objectives. Gallery activity sheets designed to help pupils interpret specific curriculum areas are also available for all sessions.
Links to these are provided from the session description found through What's on - schools.
Find out more about self-directed visits, book Foundation Stage backpacks and download teachers' packs to support your visit.
Special educational needs
Find out more about our programme for special and hospital schools and SEN units.
Find out more about INSET.