Schools and teachers
The museum offers a wide range of taught workshops for all key stages, based on the Science National Curriculum. For details of workshops please chose from the sections on the left.
For each workshop there is a teacher sheet (including Learning Outcomes, suggested pre-visit and post-visit activities) and downloadable trails
Workshops need to be booked well in advance as they are very popular. Schools may also visit without participating in our education programme, but must still book in advance.
Evolution is entering the Primary Science Curriculum for the first time in September 2014. The museum has designed a range of new resources to support KS2 teachers in delivering evolution including a CPD day, classroom resources and a taught session in the museum.
Evolution Solutions is a full day CPD course equipping you with the skills and knowledge to teach this confidently in the classroom.
‘Tooty Fruity Evolution’ - resources for your classroom: investigate how certain traits become more common by the process of natural selection.
Information on the role of bears in the evolution of apples
Apple tasting contest
Top Trumps - play this game to investigate variety within a species
‘Evolve, Adapt, Survive’
Taught session in the museum using museum specimens.
Real World Science
The Real World Science programme is a collaborative partnership of museums with natural history collections that aims to enrich and enhance science teaching and learning at upper primary and secondary levels. At each partner museum, pupils can experience science in context and understand its relevance through inspiring educational activities. These include facilitated discussions with leading research scientists, engaging science shows and practical science workshops. Real World Science
Groups and language school visits
It is essential for all groups planning to visit the Museum to make a booking. Please contact our bookings service on 01865 282451 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings for international groups and language schools can only be made at these times:
Mon-Fri: 14:00 or 15:00
Sun: 10:00 or 11:00
See our booking information for details.