Group visits for schools
There are three types of visit you can book for schools and groups coming to the museum, plus an Outreach option.
Self-guided – visit only
On a self-guided visit, you manage your own session as you wish. Although self-guided, we request you book a date and time, and inform us of numbers, to ensure there is ample space in the galleries. If you wish to book a lunch room, it must be done at time of booking.
Please note: We have limited space and schools booking workshops have priority for lunch space.
Self-guided – object inspired
Choosing this option enables you to plan and lead your own visit, with a collection of objects used in our workshops available to be booked for teachers to use for their own lesson. Prices begin at £30 an hour.
In museum-led workshops, our team lead ‘hands-on’ sessions that include handling of objects, artefacts, or specimens. Sessions are 60 minutes and there are a variety of topics to choose from. Prices from £75 per workshop.
We are able to bring some of our sessions to your school and run the workshops in your classroom/hall. These sessions run in the same way as museum-based sessions, and use the museum’s objects, artefacts, and specimens. Please note: Not all our workshops can come out of the museum as some are gallery based. We are also able to do school assemblies to kick off a topic/theme. Charges apply – please contact us for details.
Topics for study
Our workshops cover a wide range of topics and are linked to the National Curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), and Cornerstones Curriculum. We also offer a selection of craft workshops to complement the main workshops. A full list can be emailed through on request.
School visits enquiry
Find out more about planning a school visit to Maidstone Museum by submitting your enquiry today