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. 

Education sessions

Education 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

  • If you are planning a school or college group visit please ring our booking team on 0151 478 4788 or  email us using this form to enquire about making a booking.
  • If you want to visit as part of an adult or community group or coach trip, please complete an adult group bookings form to book your visit.
  • If you would like catering for your group visit, please contact

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 notes for teachers, booklets for children, a trail, a sketchbook and online quizzes and games.

Themes and topics

Explore these themes and topics on your visit to the gallery:  

  • Victorians.
  • Local and social history through the legacy of Lord Leverhulme’s soap industry and his personal collection of treasures.
  • The gallery has a strong Pre-Raphaelite collection including paintings by Millais and Rossetti, which provide an opportunity for independent study.