Sessions

We offer a range of sessions for both Primary and Secondary Schools, further and higher education. Please click on the images to view our current programmes.

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We offer a range of session here at the Museum of Somerset as well as out in schools and at the Somerset Heritage Centre.

Museum of Somerset sessions

All sessions are 90 minutes long unless otherwise stated and we can take up to 35 students per session. We can run two museum sessions a day, timings are normally 10:00 – 11:30 & 12:30 – 14:00.

All sessions cost £3.75 per child except the whole day sessions which cost £5.50 per child. All accompanying adults are free. If your school is subscribed with the Somerset Heritage Learning Service then these sessions will be free or half price depending on your subscription. Please contact us directly on learning@swheritage.org.uk or on 01823 347451 to find out if your schools is subscribed.

Make a day of it

If your school wanted to make a day of it they could have their session in the morning, eat packed lunches in our lunch space before taking a self-guided trail around the museum in the afternoon. The lunch space is free with any booked session or can be hired for £15. Self-guided trails take the students around the galleries in the museum. The museum is free to enter and self-guided trails can be done along with a session or can be done independently. You can print your own trail sheets or if requested they can be ready at the museum for 50p per trail. If doing a self-guided trail please see these guidance notes.

To book or for further information please contact us via email  learning@swheritage.org.uk or phone us on 01823 347451.

In-school sessions

Each of these sessions are 90 minutes long and we can take up to 35 students per session. Our session leader will arrive in-school approximately 30 minutes before the start of the first session in order to set up. The session times can fit around you and the school day. These sessions can be run either in a classroom or in a hall space, whichever is easiest.

In-school sessions cost £120 per session plus a travel cost. If your school is subscribed with the Somerset Heritage Learning Service then these sessions will be free or half price depending on your subscription.

To book or for further informaton please contact us via email  learning@swheritage.org.uk or phone us on 01823 347451.

Other sessions we offer

  • Clay in Action at the Brick and Tile Museum, Bridgwater.
    This is a 90 minute session where students can explore through making a clay tile using simple tools, have a museum tour and investigate objects and materials including the kiln. All tiles made can be left at the museum to be fired in the kiln and collected at a later date. This session cost £3.75 per child, all accompanying adults are free. If your school is subscribed with the Somerset Heritage Learning Service then these sessions will be free or half price depending on your subscription.
  • Archives in schools or at the Somerset Heritage Centre.

To book or for further informaton please contact us via email  learning@swheritage.org.uk or phone us on 01823 347451.

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