Education and learning


Leicester Arts and Museums Service includes five museums, Fosse Arts Centre and De Montfort Hall. We offer a varied menu of learning resources at our sites that support the curriculum across key stages in the classroom.

Further information

We offer the following services:

  • Active Learning Sessions (Key Stages 1 to 4)
  • Teacher-led resources
  • Group visits

Whatever the topic, we will help to bring it to life - dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, Roman and Saxon objects, Victorian paintings and giant beam engines - you will find all these and more in our museums, along with staff who will help you to plan your visit.

If you are interested in making a booking or have any questions please contact us using the methods at the bottom of this page or click on the quick link at the top.

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery has a magnificent collection of artefacts and displays. Self–directed visits are suitable for school aged children, adult learning and higher education groups.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 workshops are offered on Egyptology and dinosaurs.

The Guildhall

The atmospheric Guildhall hosts a Key Stage 2 Tudor active learning session. Step back in time and investigate crime and punishment during Tudor times through re-enactment and drama activities.

Key Stage 3 history groups can enjoy an active learning session which investigates medieval lives and beliefs.

Jewry Wall Museum

Study Key Stage 2 Romans and Anglo-Saxons at Jewry Wall Museum. Examine Roman floor mosaics, fresco walls, the remains of an Anglo Saxon skeleton or explore the ruins of the Roman public baths.

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum is ideal for self-directed visits and offers Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 active learning sessions on toys and games and World War Two.

For Key Stage 3 and 4 an active learning session is offered which explores the First World War, utilising the the museum's replica trench.

An activity pack is also available for Key Stage 3 and 4 teachers who wish to bring a secondary group for a self- led visit to the World War One galleries. The historical walled garden is wonderful for a picnic during the summer months.

Abbey Pumping Station

At Key Stage 2 the 'beaming with health' active learning session explores disease and sanitation during Victorian times. The Victorian washday workshop uses real objects and costume to compliment the session.

Key Stage 1 pupils can enjoy a session about 1950s seaside, investigating holidays of the era. Abbey Pumping Station is also an ideal venue for teacher-led visits to explore the Victorian pumping station.

Fosse Arts Centre

Our active learning sessions cover exciting arts projects to bring the curriculum to life and covering textiles, sculpture and 3D construction, general arts and ceramics.

Fosse also offer practical arts and crafts training for teachers and classroom assistants.

All of this is led by professional, qualified and experienced artists to help enhance and support your school's creative curriculum.

For more information please visit the community centre section.

World War One activity packs

New activity packs are now available to download to support the World War One galleries at Newarke Houses Museum.

Three activity packs are available, a family pack, for ages seven to 11 and 11 to 16. The packs are suitable for families, school and community groups and include activities to do in the museum and at home. The following documents are available to download from this page.

  • World War One Activity Pack for 7-11 Years' PDF
  • World War One Activity Pack for 11-16 Years' PDF
  • World War One Family Activity Pack' PDF

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