School visits and outreach

We offer bespoke workshops for school groups from Key Stages 2 – 5 which are currently free of charge.

Sessions take place in the magical book-lined Outer Library which houses the majority of the Institution’s historic collection. We also make use of the nearby Pearson Education Studio where there is room for creative activities, cloakrooms and space to have a packed lunch.

Our extensive collection can be used to support and enrich the National Curriculum.

All sessions are led by an experienced team of Heritage Educationalists and Librarians.

Please contact the Programme Manager to enquire about a booking.

Popular sessions include:

Books of Wonder

Evolution, Natural History and Darwinism.

Georgian Exeter

The Age of Enlightenment and the influence of the classical world.

Victorian Exeter

Street maps, population growth and Victorian newspapers.

Exeter Home Front

Wartime Exeter, bomb damage and contemporary accounts.

If you are unable to get to us, we offer an outreach service to schools and community groups in the Exeter area, including tailor made sessions for:

  • Early years
  • Family learning
  • Children and young people with Special Educational Needs
  • Older people with additional needs

Please contact the Programme Manager to discuss your requirements.