Planning and Booking your Visit
All groups visits to the City Art Gallery & Museum must be booked
in advance. To make a booking contact the Visitor Services Manager
on 01905 253 71 EX 221.
You can visit the gallery as part of a self directed group or you
can book a workshop session with a member of our Gallery Education
If you are visiting as a self directed group we recommend that you
make a preliminary planning visit to the gallery, as our exhibitions
change regularly and you may want to make sure that the displays
are appropriate for your visit.
Our Access and Learning Officer can also offer advice on planning a visit. Tel: 01905 721 104.
We are happy to discuss your individual requirements before you
visit and we can adapt our workshop programme to suit your needs.
We also have a specific needs specialist on our education team who
can help organise and facilitate your visit whatever the age, ability
or size of group.
Workshop Activities offered by Gallery Education Staff
The Art Gallery has a small education team, which includes freelancers
and artists. We can devise sessions to meet your needs and respond
to current teaching programmes.We also offer the following workshops
for school groups.
Museum Staff led sessions £57.00
Early years/Key stage 1 and 2 £31.00
Subject link: Art and Design
This activity is designed for Key stage 1 (Unit 1a). The children have the opportunity to study a number of portraits from the museum collection. The paintings reflect varied styles, media and fashion. The class will be able to create a ‘silhouette’ self-portrait and a portrait of a friend, working in pastel and chalk. Period dressing-up hats will be available to introduce a variety of characters!
Cost: £31 per session
Munching Caterpillars and Beautiful Butterflies
Subject link : Art and Design and Natural History
This workshop can be adapted for Key stage 1 and 2. The group can discover our wonderful butterfly and moth collection. Inspired by the incredible shapes and colours, children can create their own 3D insects, and portray working in charcoal.
Cost: £31.00 per session
Toys of the Past
Subject link: History
Key stage 1
Unit 1: How are our toys different from those in the past?
An opportunity for children to discover the magic of our toy collection and to make a simple moving puppet!
Cost : £31.00 per session
Gloves and Shoes
Subject links : History and Art and Design
Adapted for Key stage 1 and 2
Discover more about our local industries, and the tools and materials used to make fine gloves and shoes!
Choose to create a ‘3D’ shoe or glove from collage materials.
Cost : £31.00 per session
For all visits to the gallery we ask that you:
Ensure that pupils understand that the gallery is a public space
and that the needs of other visitors are to be respected.
That you provide the appropriate level of adult support to child ratio,
particularly where children are working in small groups.