School Visits

What do we offer?

School trips and educational visits are a powerful tool which can be used to enhance the development of personal, social and emotional skills of all learners. We provide a number of unique, kinaesthetic learning opportunities, which encourage pupils to engage with people, places and buildings in a distinctive way.

Mansfield Museum's galleries provide fantastic opportunities for pupils across the Key Stages and beyond to learn about their local environment, Mansfield’s history, its people, its natural features - and how they can do their bit to preserve it.

Our education programme offers teachers a dynamic and cost-effective way to enhance classroom coverage of important areas of the National Curriculum in friendly, accessible and stimulating surroundings.

All sessions and workshops are planned in line with the National Curriculum and are designed for whole classes of pupils and can be easily adapted to suit individual needs. Our packages include a workshop and all the resources to support pupils learning about within each of the sessions.

We continue to work hard to put together a flexible programme of workshops which can be delivered live in your school, in the museum or online as outlined below:

1) Live Digital: Using the secure school’s online platform or our own, we will deliver sessions virtually with our practitioner delivering into your classroom and/or students studying at home, working closely in partnership with and under the guidance of the teaching staff.

2) Recorded & Live Digital: We can offer pre-recorded videos from the practitioner that sets tasks for the students.  This could be mixed and matched with some pre-recorded and live delivery.

3) Whole school assemblies: If there is a specific theme or topic which you would like us to deliver across the whole school, this is possible through a live digital session using the secure school’s platform or our own.

4) Mansfield Museum on Tour: Travelling museum workshops, led by our Education Officer, bringing a selection of our smaller artefacts into schools. These are designed to take place in a school hall/large space.  

5) At the Museum: Schools are welcome to come to the Museum or Palace Theatre for tours and workshops.  You can also arrange a shared day where you visit one venue in the morning and one in the afternoon.

6) Self-led at the Museum: The Museum offers the opportunity for you to bring your class, or groups, to visit one of our exhibitions and lead your own session. Please check what exhibitions are on at the time which you would like to visit, and let us know that you intend to visit, so that we can help you with planning your visit.

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