We have a menu of curriculum based workshops for you to choose from, or we can work with you to create a tailored package for you and your students. We have free digital and paper-based resources to make your visit easier, just look at each site for details. We have creative spaces for you to work in and can help you with Health and Safety - download our Health & Safety guidance from the planning a visit section.
If you can't come to us, then we can bring the collections to you with our outreach service. You can even build on the visit back in the classroom with objects from Artemis, the school object loans service.
Costs and charges
All of our sites have free entry to Leeds LEA and SEN schools. So, Leeds LEA and SEN schools can run a self-led visit to all sites free of charge. We charge a 50p per pupil entrance charge for non-Leeds schools (including Academies) at Abbey House, Armley Mills, Thwaite Mills and Temple Newsam House. Lotherton Hall charges £1 per pupil entrance for non-Leeds schools, including entrance to the Bird Garden.
From September 2012, our workshop charges for one class (either on site or as outreach) are: £55 for a two-hour workshop and £110 for a full day workshop. Occasionally, we are able to subsidise workshops. Please ask for details.
Want to inject object-based learning into your classroom? We run four twilight teacher training session a year in March, May, September and November from 4-6pm. Keep an eye out on the website or Breeze Culture Network for specific dates. We can run special twilight or day-long INSET sessions for your whole staff team. Coming to us can spark creative, cross-curricular thinking and help with team building, as well as enhancing your knowledge and skills around object based learning.
“Students enjoyed an opportunity to handle real artefacts and gain a perspective that makes history real”, KS3 teacher, Discovery Centre
“The visit was very hands on and practical. I chose Kirkstall Abbey as it was close by and suitable for my class, 11 of which have special needs”, KS2 teacher, Kirkstall Abbey
“Instead of reading about the past we went into the past”, KS1 pupil, Abbey House
“I felt ‘clever!’ Like I was part of a gallery”, KS3 student, Art Gallery