School visits and outreach
Our free sessions for schools are available to book
We offer tailor made workshops for school groups from Key Stages 1 – 5 which are currently free of charge. This year, we are able to offer these sessions as livestreams into classrooms at a time of your choosing. Please contact [email protected] for further details.
During usual opening times, we offer bookable slots on Thursday and Friday mornings between 9.30 – 11.30 (sessions last one hour). Sessions take place in the magical book-lined Outer Library which houses the majority of the Institution’s historic collection. Our extensive collection is used to support and enrich the National Curriculum.
Popular sessions include:
Using postcolonial theory, we explore our collections and find the hidden histories within them – suitable for KS3 -5.
Books of Wonder
Find out about evolution, natural history and Darwinism- suitable for KS1 – 3.
Exeter Home Front
Find out about wartime Exeter, the blitz and contemporary accounts – suitable for KS2-3.
Explore the Age of Enlightenment, celebrity scientists and the origins of physical and natural science – suitable for KS2-3.
Everyone is welcome but 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 settings
- Children and young people with Special Educational Needs
- Older people with additional needs