Book your school workshop

Contact Maidstone Museum to confirm your school's workshop and visit

Book your schools workshop

All group visits must be booked in advance. Please provide us with at least two weeks’ notice of your visit and complete and submit the contact form below providing us with full details. Alternatively, you can download the booking form at the bottom of this page and return to museumeducation@maidstone.gov.uk.

We confirm all bookings in writing. Do check your booking confirmation form to ensure details are correct. Please contact us if you do not receive written confirmation within two weeks of making your booking or if you have any queries.

Museum visits

We can currently accommodate up to three classes per day in the museum doing a maximum of two workshops each. This is subject to staff availability.

Outreach visits

Outreach visits can deliver up to four workshops per day. This can be on more than one theme.

Adult to student ratio

It is advised that the following ratio of adults to students is adhered to:

  • 1:5 for children aged seven years and under
  • 1:6 for children aged eight years and above
  • 1:10 for secondary school students
  • 1:15 for ages 16 and above

We recommend these ratios to ensure all children are safe and have full access to the activities on offer. Some workshops require children to be in smaller groups to complete tasks, and having an adult with each ensures maximum participation opportunities for all children. Bring as many adult helpers as possible and share your preparation with them so they can help your pupils better.

Sample timetable

TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3
Time:10.10-11.10Class 1:Workshop 1Class 2:Museum timeClass 3:Workshop 2
Time:11.15-12.15Class 1:Workshop 2Class 2:Workshop 1Class 3:Lunch
Time:12.15-13.00Class 1:LunchClass 2:LunchClass 3:Museum time
Time:13.00-14.00Class 1:Museum timeClass 2:Workshop 2Class 3:Workshop 1

Sample timetable based on two workshops and up to three classes and is for illustration purposes only.

Book your school workshop

Please complete and submit your booking form with all relevant information for your school workshop visit. Alternatively, contact the team today for further information.

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