Schools and teachers: booking a visit

Please contact us on or 01865 282451 to arrange your visit. See our Primary School Programme for more details.

The suggested donation for each session is £65. By supporting the museum with this donation you are helping us to meet some of the costs that go towards running our educational activities, and ensuring that we can continue to develop new and exciting sessions for schools. Sessions need to be booked well in advance as they are very popular. You are also welcome to guide your own group around the Museum, but please remember to book in advance.

Opening times:
Pre-booked school parties may visit from 10am. The Museum is open to the public every day from 10am to 5pm. Admission and all hands-on sessions are free.

Disabled access:
There is wheelchair access for the ground floor and a lift to the upper gallery. Disabled parking is available. Please speak to the education officers for details.

Parking and coaches:
We are unable to provide parking facilities for visiting school groups. Due to weight restrictions, coaches must not turn into the Museum forecourt. Coaches are usually able to drop-off in Museum Road or St Giles.

Toilets and cloakroom:
The Museum has toilets that are for use by the general public and school groups. Please check if you wish to use our cloakroom facilities for schools. The cloakroom is not a secure area so valuables should not be left there.

Lunch can be eaten on the Museum lawn and in the nearby University Parks in fine weather. The Museum café is situated on the upper gallery over-looking the dinosaurs and there are child-friendly options available. There is no eating or drinking allowed elsewhere in the Museum.

There is a Museum shop which is open from 10am. There is a range of goods available for under £2.50. The shop is small so please visit in groups of 10.

Students must be adequately supervised during their visit: we require a ratio of at least one adult to ten children. If you also wish to visit the Pitt Rivers Museum, you must book separately. (Tel. 01865 270927).
Download a risk assessment to help plan your visit.


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