We offer a wide range of visits that explore children’s creativity which can be linked to the National Curriculum through our Local History displays, The Ingram Collection, Joan Hurst Collection and our huge range of internationally significant exhibitions. We have developed a range of activity sessions, offering school groups of all ages the opportunity to explore our galleries and take part in hands on creative workshops.

Advance booking is essential for all school groups, including self-guided tours. Visiting groups who wish to have facilitated activity sessions must book at least two months in advance of their visit.

Please check our frequently asked questions for further information.

What Teachers say about us:

"Everything was delivered in short sharp blasts which suits my boys. You also kept them moving, which they benefit from! By getting them to name the pieces of artwork they instantly became more invested (some are still talking about ‘Triangulla’). They loved the interactive part – making their own puppets and we have used these in school to develop our story writing skills further. I think it also helped that none of the boys had been to the Lightbox before, so it was new for everyone." Parkside School

"They really enjoyed handling the artefacts and having the experience of visiting a museum which would have been a first for some of our children." The Hermitage School

Need some help with travel costs? We are a part of the Hyundai Great British School Trip scheme which offers Bursaries for your travel to us. Please find out more on their website here.

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