Our venues

Teachers and schools 

school children at the museum

Image © Pete Carr

If you are a teacher who wants to find out more about visiting one of our museums and galleries, these web pages are for you. We hope you will find all of the information you need to make your visit run smoothly and to help you get the best out of your day, from booking to home time.

Planning a visit

We recommend you read our planning a visit page to find out how to book a visit to one of our venues. During 2011-2012 we had more than 130,000 school children through our doors, so it’s important you let us know that you are coming. You can book a museum-led activity or opt for a self-guided visit. We can also arrange lunch spaces, if available. We have written some handy guides that give you all the essential information, for example, pupil/teacher ratios and sample risk assessments.

Free educational activities

We offer a wide range of free sessions for schools and learners of all stages. These can be pre-booked, and cover a myriad of topics from the Titanic to the Egyptians. Some topics are extremely popular so book early to avoid disappointment. Find out more about the activities that you can book in our learning sessions database or by browsing through our booklets:

Resources

We have created a number of printed and online resources that you can use to aid your visit or use in the classroom. If you want us to provide any resources on the day of your visit, you will need to let us know in advance. We do not provide clipboards or pencils, so please remember to bring your own.

Teachers' events

It is very important that teachers and group leaders visit the museum in advance of their visit. The Education team at National Museums Liverpool offer events throughout the year when you will have chance to meet the team, sample the range of activities on offer for your students, tour the venue and ensure you know exactly where your coach will drop you off and where you store those packed lunches!

You will also have the chance to discuss your groups’ particular learning needs and your longer term curriculum planning requirements as we may well be able to support this. Refreshments provided!

CPD Primary Educators

28 July, Walker Art Gallery, 1- 3 pm

Join a member of our education team as they demonstrate how the gallery can be used as an education resource and give practical advice on planning a visit with primary school children.

Booking is essential. Please book by 21 July. Contact: hannah.gilbert@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. 

CPD Primary Educators

25 August, Walker Art Gallery, 1-3pm

Join a member of our education team as they demonstrate how the gallery can be used as an education resource and give practical advice on planning a visit with primary school children.

Booking is essential. Please book by 18 August. Contact: hannah.gilbert@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

New offer in our refurbished South End galleries

7 September, Lady Lever Art Gallery, 4- 6pm

Refreshments will be provided. Ample free parking is available outside the Gallery.

The event will provide an opportunity for practitioners and teachers to chat informally with the Education team and find out more about the newly refurbished South End galleries and resources.

For early years, primary and secondary practitioners. 

Booking is essential. Please book by 2 September. Contact: jo.keenan@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Museum of Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum education offer and resources

8 September, Museum of Liverpool, 4 - 6pm

Meet a member of the education teams from the Museum of Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum, to discover more about our educational offers and how they can best compliment work done in the classroom.Refreshments provided.

For early years, primary and secondary practitioners. 

Booking is essential. Please book by 5 September. Contact: joanne.connor@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Art & Education Networking

9 September, Walker Art Gallery, 3.30 - 6pm

Drop in to meet educators from the Walker Art Gallery and artists working with the Gallery's collections. Find out more about our education offer, upcoming sessions and workshops, and the range of ways in which our collections can support the art curriculum.
Complementary refreshment, hands-on activities, and education resources available.

For early years, primary and secondary practitioners. 

Booking is essential. Please book by 2 September. Contact WAGEvents@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.  

Contact us

You should find all of the information you need to book or make a visit on the pages described above. If you have read all of this and still have a question for us then do feel free to drop us a line, preferably by using the Education enquiries online form, or call the bookings team Helen, Laura and Rhian on 0151 478 4788.

Busy times

Please note that we do experience very high numbers of phone calls at peak times and use a call filtering system so we can prioritise the most pressing requests. If you leave a message we will get back to you as soon as we can, usually within three working days. If you are booking a trip very far in advance it may take a little longer to get back to you - please be patient while we process your request.