Schools & Groups


The Folklife Collections may be divided into four broad areas: farming and fishing; trades and business; social life and pastimes; and the home and daily routine. The artefacts provoke discussion and stimulate the imagination of both class groups and general interest visitors.


Explore the Museum's collection through the Education and Outreach programmes, which include guided tours, workshops and demonstrations, 'Behind the Scenes' tours, lectures, handling sessions, and activity sheets. There are also two dedicated Education Resource Rooms, as well as an audio-visual theatre that provide ample space for activities and demonstrations. 

The Explore & Learn section of this website for Country Life has all you need to know about activities for schools in the Museum, including Calendar of Events for Schools.

Self-Directed Visits

Teachers, should you wish to bring a school group to the Museum on a self-directed visit, please give advance notice of your visit, using this booking form so that we can accommodate your group size. You can also download resources to assist you with a self-directed visit.

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  • Guided tours of the collections are available. Interpretation and/or touch talks can be arranged for small groups please contact Bookings.
  • Please note at least one month's notice is required when requesting a tour and bookings are essential.
  • Groups wishing to make their own arrangements should contact us before arriving at the Museum so we can ensure you are accommodated satisfactorily.
  • More information for Language School Groups
  • More information for Adult Groups

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