Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Little Elborrow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ

Contact: 01788 533201



Cultural Hub of Rugby, Art Gallery, Museum Library , café and Visitor Centre.

We provide a unique learning environment all in one building. The art gallery offers students the opportunity to be inspired by artwork and take part in workshops led by our creative team. The roman street showcases real roman objects found near to Rugby and provides a fantastic answer to Roman Britain studies and gives students the chance take part in hands on activities. Our social history collection enables your class to learn about local history.

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum provides high quality workshops and activities linked to our collections and exhibitions. Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the curriculum and provide an engaging experience.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
VAQA ( Visitor Attraction Quality Assured)

What does a typical educational visit include?
We support a range of areas within the curriculum including art and design, history, citizenship, drama and literature.. Regularly check our website’s schools page for current resources. You can choose to have a self-led visit or to select one of our specially designed workshops.

Magic Carpet Ride KS1
Join us for this animated and informative adventure through the town of Rugby. We discover the key events that have made Rugby the town it is today featuring William Webb Ellis, Lawrence Sherriff Frank Whittle with Queen Elizabeth I making an appearance. This session involves lots of audience participation, dressing up, artefacts, drama and of course historical facts. This really capture’s the students’ imagination

Roman Britain - KS2
Led by our education facilitators, we aim to bring these marvellous artefacts to life by enabling students to compare Roman Britain to life as we now know it. The children will become archaeologists - handling real artefacts and discussing how these objects help to reconstruct the past. Your class can investigate our Roman street and see lots of the items on display. Following on from this, dress up like a Roman, examine animal bones and learn about Roman food and their kitchen ware by sorting through pieces of pottery that are over 2000 years old.

Roman Craft Sessions - KS2
Our Roman Craft workshop is a chance to get creative alongside our usual school session. In the morning we will facilitate our ‘Tripontium- Roman Britain’ . Following lunch, the children will then take part in a craft afternoon making either a Roman inspired mosaic brooch, sandal or piece of pottery.

Art Gallery
Draw, Draw, Draw workshop KS1 & 2
A 2 hour workshop to explore the current exhibition and improve your students’ drawing skills with a range of short creative tasks such as drawing to music, flow of the lines, drawing portraits and much more. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop basic techniques and a fun and creative environment led by our experienced staff.
The workshop costs £75.00 for a 2 hour session per class (max. 35 pupils per class).

The sketch book journey KS1 & 2
A 2 hour workshop to explore the current exhibition using a sketch book. Page by page learn how useful sketchbooks can be by expanding ideas, practicing drawings, collage and painting during this interactive workshop. See real artist’s sketchbooks and see how different people use them in different ways.

What group sizes do you cater for?
Some sessions cater for up to a class (maximum of 35) other sessions up 60.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
We provide specific curriculum linked workshops, but we also provide teachers packs linked to exhibitions and worksheets.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Children can take videos and photos and audio. Depending on the exhibition, the teacher may need to complete a form on arrival.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Yes Risk assessments are provide and a visit can be arranged by calling 01788 533224

Does your venue have an education officer?
Sally Godden 01788 533224

What is the cost of the visit?
Sessions vary from free self-led visits to £75/160 for a class depending on the session. Adults are free

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

Please list facilities available.
Lunch facilities can be pre booked if available. We have a shop and pre order goody bags can be arranged.

What are your disabled facilities?
The building is fully accessible.

What are your opening days and hours?
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 10.00 – 4.00pm

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
We had a wonderful time, the students loved dressing up and handling real Roman objects”

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Arts & Galleries Historical Heritage Museums

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Citizenship Design and Technology Geography History PSHE Textiles

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December