Schools & Groups
The Museum aims to highlight the variety of creatures that share our world, in the hope that we will be inspired to create a better balance between people and the rest of nature.
Explore the museum through a range of learning opportunities for your class...
Take a guided tour or participate in a hands-on workshop.
Tours and workshop information can be found in our Schools Programmes:
Make a booking
Take a self-directed visit.
Self-directed visits enable teachers to focus on specific curriculum needs using a visit to the Museum as a springboard for discussion, project work, and engagement with students.
This type of visit also gives you the opportunity to spend as much time as you want on animals and objects of your choosing.
Teachers, should you wish to bring a school group to the Museum on a self-directed visit, please give advance notice of your visit, so that we can accommodate your group size.
Make a booking
Work through teacher notes and activity sheets.
We have developed teacher notes and activity sheets to support teachers who take Self-Directed Visits.
Activity Sheets:Zoo in My Garden Activity Sheet BiodiversityZoo in My Garden Activity Sheet Biodiversity Activity Sheet 1.pd (0.3MB, PDF)Zoo Garden Poster Zoo Garden Poster.pdf (0.6MB, PDF)Everything Counts Biodiversity Activity Sheet Everything Counts Biodiversity Activity Sheet 2.pdf (0.6MB, PDF)
Our biodiversity poster is available to all school groups. Please ask for a copy when at the Museum.
Get to grips with handling collections.
The Discovery Zone within the Museum gives adults and children a unique chance to get to grips with a badger and a pilot whale skull.
This hands-on area has two mobile units with the themes: Life on Land (pictured right) and The Life Aquatic.
A Reading Room provides an opportunity for visitors to sit and read more about the many animals which are on display and other topics related to Natural History.
Please note at least two week's notice is required when requesting a tour or self guided visit and booking is essential.
We provide free guided tours and workshops for education/ interest and community groups, all other groups should book self guided visits.
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