Educational visits

Old agricultural implements

School visits are welcome and we can cater for all age groups from Year 1 upwards. Visits can be arranged on weekdays throughout the year by telephone on 020 8947 2825 or by using the Contact page below.

We provide direct teaching using qualified staff. Classes of up to 30 can be accommodated at one time, usually divided into two groups of not more than 15 so that they can see and handle the exhibits without overcrowding. Approximately one hour should be allowed for a visit by one class. If more than one class is brought the other can visit the Information Centre nearby or walk on the Common before changing over.

There is parking space for cars and coaches close to the museum. If using public transport the nearest bus stop is about 1/4 mile from the museum (see Visitor Info).

There are no facilities for eating lunch in the Museum but there are a café and toilets next door and in summer the Commons provide a good site for picnics.

Teachers' Notes can be downloaded in preparation for the visit. (Warning: there are 29 pages of notes so only print the pages you need). Click here

As an aid to preparing a Risk Assessment before a visit, notes on the museum can be downloaded here.

We need to know :

Outside the Museum
  • The date and time of the visit
  • The name of the School
  • A contact name and telephone number
  • The number of children and adults visiting
  • The approximate ages of the children
  • If you require teacher’s notes
  • If the visit relates to any current work in school
  • If the children will be buying souvenirs

Admission charges

School visits are charged at a reduced rate of £2 per child with accompanying staff free. There is a minimum charge of £25.