Herbert Art Gallery and Museum School Trips Coventry

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

The Museum's educational programme offers a wide variety of Key Stage 1 - 4 sessions and programmes linked to the skills, knowledge and critical thinking required in a range of subject matters.

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What we offer

Our experienced team of award-winning professionals deliver innovative and immersive learning experiences for all.

Our learning sessions are great value for money, priced £3 per session (minimum charge £40) and are led by our experienced learning officers. Key stage 1 and 2 history sessions include learning from real artefacts and role play, including the Anglo-Saxons, the Victorians and World War Two. Art sessions cover historic and contemporary portraits, landscapes and abstract art and include practical activities such as print making, sculpture and sketching.

Rated excellent by Ofsted, our innovative Media Team offer a unique and bespoke programme of re-engagement activities for Key Stage 4. Our star programme is the award winning Creative Bridges - developed for students with learning disabilities. These popular courses are all linked to employability in the creative industries and framed around creative media.

We run a programme of CPD events for teachers throughout the year for you to find out what we offer, learn new skills or to take some time out for inspiration from our collections.

What makes us a great choice?

Our learning officer led sessions are highly interactive and inspiring learning experiences. We use museum objects to tell the story of Coventry comparing the past and present and exploring how important events relate to global history. Workshops can be tailored to temporary exhibitions, showcases, new loans and displays, ensuring your students engage with the best national and international art

Accreditation and Awards

We are holders of the LOtC Quality Badge

Group Sizes Catered For

Our sessions cater for one class of around 30 children at a time. It is usually possible to accommodate 2 or 3 classes in one day depending on which workshop is chosen.

Risk Assessment Details

We provide a model risk assessment

Education Officer Information

Nicky McIntosh 0247 6237523.

Pricing Information

Sessions cost £3 per pupil (£40 minimum charge) or £5 per pupil (£60 minimum charge) for two sessions. Arts Award Discover in a Day costs £7 per pupil, including assessment and certificates. Travel bursaries of up to £200 are sometimes available for pupils taking part in two sessions, funded through the Museums and Schools programme.

First Aid Information

We endeavour to always have a first aider on site, however we advise schools to bring a first aider to ensure direct and prompt medical assistance.

Available Facilities

Toilets including accessible toilet
Packed Lunch area
Space to leave coats and bags

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has a range of features designed to improve accessibility.

There is level access to each gallery floor and transfer between floors by lift.
There are accessible toilets on both ground and first floors.
Gallery text panels and printed information has been designed to be easy to read.
Please note that Gallery lighting conditions vary between exhibition areas.

Opening Hours & Information

Our normal opening hours (including bank holidays) are:

Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm


?We had such a super day. It has definitely been the best trip I have taken children on. Thank you to Brian and the team. It was fantastic. The children were able to see and learn things they wouldn't have done at school. I would recommend this trip to all schools!? October 2016

?Excellent content - more than the typical 'curriculum' content. Children could show off what they have learned and I learnt a lot!? October 2016

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