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

Destination Space

World Museum has joined forces with the UK and European Space Agencies to run a fantastic education programme celebrating British astronaut Tim Peake’s, mission to space.

Interactive workshops are avaialble to book now, find out more about:

Tim Peake working on the International Space Station 

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.

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.

Ancient Egypt gallery improvements

Major improvements are now underway at World Museum’s popular Ancient Egypt gallery, which involves the closure of the Ancient World gallery on Floor 3 until early 2017. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. 

Once the work is complete we will be able to offer an Ancient Egyptian gallery which will be bigger, more exciting and more interactive. It will include more collections, especially mummies, and use cutting-edge technology to reveal the latest discoveries.

The following displays are not currently available, during the refurbishment:

  • Ancient Egyptian
  • Ancient Greek
  • Anglo-Saxon
  • Roman

School workshops (and family activities) linked to these themes will remain available in the Weston Discovery Centre and the Clore Natural History Centre.

A new temporary exhibition all about animal mummies, 'Gifts for the Gods', will be open for groups to visit from 14 October 2016.


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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