Derby Museums offers a range of engaging and award-winning sessions which both challenge and excite pupils, delivered by our experienced learning team. Derby Museums holds a prestigious Sandford Award for high quality education provision; an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. 

Visit us free of charge for a self-guided session or choose from our wide range of facilitated sessions, either here at one of our three museum sites, or in your school setting.

We work closely with educators and teachers to help them meet national curriculum requirements and to provide an enriching and memorable experience for their students. If you would like to work with us at Derby Museums to help with planning and delivery of projects and themes, we’re more than happy to talk, and we can often tailor our sessions to meet the needs of different age groups and project and curriculum requirements. To stay in touch please join our educators’ mailing list.

Some of our feedback from local teachers:

“Our children were totally enthralled and inspired by the learning experiences and exhibits in the Nature Room, Archaeology Room and World Cultures, including the mummies. We have used our visit to the museum in school to develop the children’s learning.”

“Today was great, the children really enjoyed it and it was a great start to our topic.”

“The children absolutely loved their trip to the museum and they were so engaged and excited by the workshops they took part in. I will get in touch soon so that I can book up for next year!”

“The children had a great time and have clearly learned much about different aspects of Egyptian life. They particularly enjoyed the dancing!”

“A brilliant experience and we would 100% come again!”

Facilitated Learning Sessions

Presented by experienced professionals, the learning sessions take place across the galleries and dedicated learning areas and active participation is encouraged. Sessions are richly resourced with original or replica objects and costumes. Sessions are available to cover all Key Stage requirements.