Schools and groups

children dressed up as characters from paintings

The Lady Lever Art Gallery offers a wide range of activities, sessions and resources for education and community groups of all ages. These are run by our  Education and Communities team.

Learning sessions

Learning sessions are free of charge and usually link to the national curriculum through our collections and displays. Many sessions are led by a member of our team, while some are self-led. Booking well in advance is advised. 

Booking a group visit

Schools and groups can also pre-book our activity rooms including lunch facilities. 

Preparing for your visit

We strongly advise that all teachers and accompanying adults visiting the gallery with a group read the following guidance notes. This will give you all the practical information you need to ensure that you have an enjoyable and productive visit, including sample risk assessments. 


Whether you're visiting the gallery or would like to use activities in the classroom, we have a number of resources available including a trail, a sketchbook and online quizzes and games. Download them below.

Teacher notes

These teacher notes support school sessions that we offer at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, but could also be used independently. The teacher notes are only available as pdfs to download below, we do not provide printed copies.

Pupil booklets

These booklets for pupils can be downloaded below and are also available as a printed copy on gallery for pupils to complete during their visit.

Creative ideas resource

The Creative ideas resource has been designed for parents, teachers and group leaders to give some ideas of creative activities you could undertake during a visit. You can download it below and printed copies are also available at the Gallery.

Early years trail

The My home trail specially for our youngest visitors can be downloaded here and printed copies are also available at the Gallery.