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Self-guided visit – schools

Bring learning to life with a visit to the museum and discover inspiring objects and stories.

Please note bookings are currently on hold while the museum is closed.


Looking to book a visit? Sign up to our Learning Newsletter to be contacted when more dates become available.

What will my visit look like?

Explore the museum at your leisure. There is plenty to see and do—scroll down to plan your visit.

Download our activity sheets to provide a focus for questioning and discovery (or you are welcome to bring your own).

Key information before you request your visit

  • Schools self-guided visits are currently only available on Wednesdays at 11.00—see the Scheduled Dates section below
  • We can accommodate up to 40 people in the same bubble (students and accompanying adults)
  • You can stay for as long as you like, we recommend up to two hours

Before you call us to book

Please read the 'What else do I need to know?' section below and have this info ready:

  • Name, address and postcode of school/organisation

  • Email address of school/organisation

  • Visit organiser’s name, email and mobile number

  • No of children and age group

  • No of adults

  • Any special arrangements required

Scheduled dates

What else do I need to know?

Part of the Science Museum Group