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. 

Teachers’ view event

Wednesday 7 September 2016, 4 - 6pm

Early years practitioners, primary and secondary teachers can chat informally to our education team at this free event. Find out about how we can support classroom learning, try some hands-on activities and find out how to book a visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

You will be able to explore our new resources for schools, which have been created as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund project work along with recently refurbished South End galleries. The displays in the new galleries have been designed to encourage visitors of all ages to enjoy William Hesketh Lever's internationally-renowned collections and have hands-on areas for younger visitors.

Refreshments including wine and cake will be available.

If you are interested in attending our Lady Lever Art Gallery teachers’ view event please email or ring 0151 478 4143 by 2 September 2016.

drawing of the Lady Lever Art Gallery

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. 

Education booklets

Our education booklets, which give an overview of what we offer for different age groups in all our museums and galleries, can be downloaded here:

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