Polar Museum Tour for Teenagers

About the Session 

A whistle-stop tour of the polar regions including the life of Arctic peoples, history of polar exploration, research, politics and modern day science. From cannibalism to naked statues, this tour includes the grizzly and the ghastly...

Duration: 1 hour

Session Format: Interactive guided tour for 45 minutes plus 15 minutes to ask questions/ look around the gallery

Available: Wednesdays and Thursdays in school term time only.

Scott's Scientists

About the Session 

Travelling back in time to Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, your students will take on the roles of Edwardian scientists studying meteorology, geology, glaciology, zoology and navigation. Staying in role they will plan an experiment and search for the equipment needed in our museum. This activity includes; team work, survival techniques, planning and organisation. We can extend the session to include dressing up as a modern polar researcher discussing insulation, frostbite and snow blindness. The session can be adapted to match your curriculum. 

Romanticism & Visionaries

About the Session 

Discover the work of major 18th Century artists and thinkers and link these to significant historic events.  

Romanticism and Visionaries is a gallery taught session that identifies significant artists and writers of the 18th and 19th century, and in particular William Blake. This session aims to widen the students' knowledge and understanding of Romanticism, the inspiration from the natural world and the influences of social and political change.  

Session Format: Gallery taught session

Britain in the Inter-war Years

About the Session 

Explore the collections to trace the birth of Modernism through Art and Literature in Northern Europe.

Duration: 2 hours

Session Format: The museum led session is scheduled for 2 hours and is delivered in the first 60 minutes of your booked slot. We recommend that schools use their second hour for follow-up time from the taught session

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. All Seasons.

Shakespeare's World

About the Session 

Explore the collections to illustrate Shakespeare's world in relation to specific artwork and plays. 

Through looking at objects and paintings in the collection this session sets the context for an understanding the artistic movements of 16th Century and encourages students to apply their knowledge of literary analysis to the interpretation of art works. 

Duration: 2 hours

Teacher INSET

About the Session 

Build your confidence teaching in a museum or working with art through our INSET programme.

We have a termly programme of half day INSET courses and also offer tailor-made courses. We also work with ITE providers and trainee teachers.

Art History

About the Session 

Take a thematic approach to explore art across many disciplines and periods from Neolithic Art to contemporary practice.

Duration: 2 hours

Session Format: The museum led session is scheduled for 2 hours and is delivered in the first 60 minutes of your booked slot. We recommend that schools use their second hour for follow-up time from the taught session. 

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. All Seasons.

20th Century Art

About the Session 

Discover art from 1930 to present day within the musuem collections.

Duration: 2 hours

Session Format: The museum led session is scheduled for 2 hours and is delivered in the first 60 minutes of your booked slot. We recommend that schools use their second hour for follow-up time from the taught session.

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. All Seasons.