Schools and groups

World Museum 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.

aquarium demonstrator showing a starfish to children

Booking a group visit

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.

The magic of the Maya 

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for pupils to participate in a free programme of key stage 2 curriculum linked activities. The programme complements World Museum’s next exhibition Mayas: revelation of an endless time which runs from 19 June to 18 October 2015 and showcases amazing treasures on loan from Mexico. Find out more on The magic of the Maya schools page and book now!

school children at a vibrant display of Mexican objects

World Museum has a fantastic science offer taking in the Aquarium, Planetarium and Bug House, all of which run specially-devised sessions for schools. Top themes include Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt, and there are also opportunities to study world cultures and natural history in our dedicated hands-on centres.

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.

Resources

We have prepared teacher's notes and student's workbooks on the themes listed below. Some can be downloaded, where indicated. You can request printed copies of the other materials by  using the contact education form, or by calling the group bookings team on 0151 478 4788.

Please note that you need to request resources at the time of booking. We do not provide pencils or clipboards so please remember to bring your own on the day.

Permanent galleries

Education booklets

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

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