As part of our current phase of major gallery and exhibition redevelopment, the Sedgwick Museum has made improvements to the facilities and resources for schools. We can now offer you a variety of services and materials to help your group get the most out of their visit, as well as resources for use in the classroom.
The Education Officer offers a facilitated visits programme for groups of up to 35 students, including talks and workshops linked to the National Curriculum. Further information can be found in the Resources section, where you can download a Teacher's Guide 2013, activity summaries and risk assessment.
We also welcome independent visits by groups of up to 35 students.
All visits are free of charge, but must be booked via the Education Officer.We can currently offer facilitated visits Tuesday - Thursday. Please email our Education Department for further information.
The education programme at the Sedgwick Museum uses learning from objects as its focus, and a key part of this programme is learning through touch. Fossils, rocks and minerals from the handling collections are used with all taught programmes in the Museum. A selection of objects is also available for self-led handling activities in the Museum.
The Museum has a number of loan boxes with supporting notes for use in classrooms. Please contact the education officer to find out more about the loans service. Details of loan box contents can be found in the Resources section.
We encourage teachers who have not visited the Sedgwick Museum with a group before to book a pre-visit meeting with the Education Officer to plan their visit face to face. This meeting will include a tour of the Museum and an object handling induction, and is essential if you wish to visit for a taught session.
The Museum does not charge for entry, use of resources, or for any of its events or programme's. However, we welcome small donations from parties visiting the Museum to help cover the cost of maintaining and developing materials.