Schools and teachers

Girls with elephant tooth

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.
Download details

‘Tooty Fruity Evolution’ - resources for your classroom: investigate how certain traits become more common by the process of natural selection.
Teacher notes
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
Booking is essential. We are changing our booking process for international groups, and will not be taking any bookings until February 2015.


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