School groups that wish to enjoy The Lightbox at their own leisure are able to book a self-guided tour. You will need to book a time to visit in advance to ensure that we have space for your visit, as we may have other activities or sessions using our spaces at that time.

Under 18s are Free and all Adults will be required to buy a day pass at reception on teh day of your visit, all our admission prices can be found here and be bought on arrival. We ask that you ensure a ratio of 1 adult per 8 children/young people to ensure that you are able to enjoy all the spaces in the building (as some can be small). You can find more information on our guidance for self-guided visits here, please do make sure to read it before your visit.

Group size: up to 30 children max per visit.
Suggested Session duration: 2 hours
National curriculum topics covered: History, English, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Citizenship.

Please note that if you come to us for a self-guided tour without booking, we cannot guarantee that there will be space for your group. If you would like to know more, please contact our team at [email protected] 

We have some trails that you can use on your visit, please download the link and print before your visit.
Key Stage 1 trail
Key Stage 2 trail
Key Stage 3 trail
Key Stage 4 trail

Please check our Frequently asked Questions for further information.

This activity can be used to fulfil Artsmark criteria and as part of Arts Award.