Nottingham Castle: Museum & Galleries
Learning & Education
We offer a wide variety of curriculum-linked workshops for school pupils of all ages as well as over 11,000 museum artefacts available to loan.
Bringing history to life
Our Learning & Education service offers a huge variety of curriculum-linked, facilitated workshops for school pupils of all ages as well as school trips, sleepovers, teacher training and bespoke projects. Our handling collection, Access Artefacts, is one of the most comprehensive heritage and educational services available in the country.
Bring your school group for a great learning experience at Nottingham Castle. Following a warm welcome, you’ll have access to our site for the day as well as a base for your bags and coats, a space to eat your lunch for just £5 per pupil.
Tours into the caves are available at an additional £5 per pupil.
To help you plan your visit we’ve put together a School Visit Risks Information sheet for self-led visits to ensure your trip runs as safely and smoothly as possible.
Access Artefacts is the handling collection for Nottingham Museums and contains objects covering a range of themes, including social history, archaeology, geology, industrial history and the natural sciences.
We offer a number of digital resources to help visitors & teachers learn about our online offer. For example, our learning & education team for Nottingham City Museums have been kindly provided materials by the University of Nottingham, to enable everyone to access museums information, teaching aids and activities online, in relation to the ‘Nottingham’s Legacies of Slavery’ project, which illuminates and explores the backgrounds of several locally commemorated individuals and prominent places (including Robert Smith, Eric Irons and George Africanus) that are connected to the transatlantic slave economy. Our learning & education team also provide resources on the D. H. Lawrence painting on display at Newstead Abbey.
Accreditations and badges
We’re pleased to say we have the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, recommended by the Department for Education.