Schools Programme...

Set within a beautiful park, Brampton Museum is small and friendly with superb collections and is very accessible. We offer a wide range of hands on educational opportunities for schools led by professional museum educators.

Our current list of workshop themes for schools is as follows:-

 Key Stage 1

  • Toys from the Past BRAND NEW WORKSHOP October 2019!
  • Seaside Holidays
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Then and Now (available as 1.5 hour workshop)
  • Victorian Christmas full day (only available during December - book early!)

Key Stage 2

  • World War 2
  • Roman Newcastle Outreach Workshop
  • Victorian Christmas full day (only available during December - book early!)

Each of these themes can create a day-long visit to our museum with children participating in two workshops.  Or you can join us for just a morning or afternoon session and take part in one workshop. For our Roman Newcastle Outreach Workshop, our Education Officer will visit your classroom and bring Roman Newcastle alive with an interactive 1 hour workshop.

Further details about the session content can be found in the e-brochure below.  Alison Tinning, the Education Officer, is more than happy to discuss your specific requirements either by phone or email or you may like to visit the museum and meet with her before you bring your school group.

Admission to the museum is free. The charges for the school workshops are as follows:-

Price per pupil (accompanying adults free):

Full day (2 x 1.5 hour workshops) - £5.50 per pupil (minimum £110)

Half day (1 x 1.5 hour workshop) - £3.50 per pupil (minimum £70)

Victorian Christmas Full Day - (2 x 1.5 hour workshops) - £6 per pupil (minimum £120)

Roman Newcastle Outreach workshops (in your classroom - max 30 pupils) 1 x 1 hour workshop - £95

                                                                                                                         2 x 1 hour workshop - £160

Payments for school trips can be made after your visit.  We will invoice you for the number of children that attended on the day, to allow for any sickness absence.

Booking is easy, just call or email the museum with your choice of session and preferred dates.  We will arrange the session and then email a booking confirmation, along with additional workshop information and a copy of our risk assessment.

When you book your school workshops with us we will ask you about any pupil special educational needs, disabilities or access requirements that we need to be aware of so we can give your pupils the best possible experience during their time in our museum.  To help you prepare your class for their trip away from school, we now have available Visual Timetables which you can use to explain the timetable for the day, show the faces they will see and the spaces they will visit, and hopefully alleviate any anxiety that pupils may be experiencing about a day 'off timetable'.  These have been designed with autism in mind, but will help all pupils prepare for the day.  You will be emailed this along with your booking confirmation, risk assessments and additional information for the day. 

For more information or to book please contact Alison Tinning, Education Officer, at the museum on 01782 742209 / 619705, or email

THE BRAMPTON MUSEUM SCHOOL PROGRAMME E-BROCHURE is currently being updated - check back here for new and improved download version September 2019!

Recent comments from teachers of visiting school groups have included:-

"As the SENCO I can honestly say that I am so impressed with your forethought regarding these children - I have been on many school trips and we have never had a visual timetable sent before.  We have a couple of children who may find the change in routine a challenge, so the visual timetable will be great to prepare them."

“Enthusiastic staff and lovely activities.”

“Not too far, good price and enjoyable for children.  Good mix of listening/learning and interactive/making.”

“The organisation was brilliant – no hanging around or waiting.”

“Reasonably priced, accessible, fab facilities.”

We are a Council-run museum and art gallery and we follow Council policy and guidelines on safeguarding, sustainability and our impact on the environment. We minimise waste, recycle, use low energy light bulbs and try to reduce our impact on the environment when we can.


Last updated 6 September 2019