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Make a booking

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If you would like to book a school or group visit to one of our museums, we have provided a step-by-step guide to make it easier.

Further information

Step one

Fill in the form that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page and email the completed form to:

Step two

Book your transportation and ensure that drivers are fully aware of which museum(s) you are visiting, how to get there and have an accurate estimated journey time.

Please note: Our teaching staff are part-time and if you arrive late we cannot guarantee a full session.

Step three

You will be sent a confirmation of booking form and visit itinerary outlining your schedule for the day. Please check these carefully and inform us immediately if any changes need to be made.

How to pay

For resources where there is cost, schools will be invoiced following their visit.


We require a minimum of five working days' notice for change sin bookings. Please note for active learning sessions, notification after this period will incur the full cost of the booking.

Risk assessments

For legal reasons we are unable to provide teachers with an 'all encompassing' risk assessment. However, we do send a written statement when a booking is confirmed that includes information and confirmation that all of our sites, resources and sessions have been risk assessed in accordance with our health and safety procedures.

We strongly advise that any teacher planing an educational trip to one of our museums carries out a preliminary visit to complete their own risk assessment. To arrange a pre-visit, please contact our learning office or visit the desired museum(s) when open and our museum assistants will be pleased to help you.