Group visits for schools

Discover more about the types of group visits available for schools

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.

Museum-led workshops

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 £85 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

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