Introduction of charges for education sessions
You may be aware that government-funded organisations such as ourselves have experienced severe budget reductions in recent years. In light of this, we are making changes to bring our schools offer in line with other national museums and City Region attractions. In February we started to charge for some our education sessions and we have now introduced a charge for further (but not all) education sessions at World Museum. Charging will be extended to education sessions at other museums and galleries in the future.
What education sessions are we charging for and when?
We are now charging £70 per session (including VAT) for the following education sessions:
From October we are charging £70 (including VAT) for the following education session.
These sessions are all available for booking now.
Why are we charging for sessions?
Government-funded organisations such as ourselves have experienced severe budget reductions in recent years. In light of this, we are making changes to bring our schools offer in line with other national museums and City Region attractions, and therefore will introduce a charge for our facilitated schools sessions in future months. Our prices have been benchmarked against other museums to make sure that they offer value for money.
As a non-profit organisation, all funds go back into National Museums Liverpool to support the work that we do. The charges we are implementing will enable us to enhance our current offer and continue delivering high quality sessions in the future.
Entrance to our museums and galleries for schools remains free, and we have a range of fantastic resources and trails available to support teachers who want to lead their own gallery visits too.
How will schools book sessions and pay?
Sessions can be booked online or by phoning 0151 478 4788. Payment must be received no later than one week after confirmation of the booking. If payment has not been received within one week of the booking confirmation, the scheduled booking will be cancelled and sessions made available for other schools to book. For bookings made within four weeks of the intended visit, payment must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that following confirmation of your booking, change of dates and cancellations will be subject to a £25 administration fee.
Payment can be made by BACs, credit card or cheque. Bookings will be subject to the Terms and Conditions provided at the time of the booking.