Learning and education

Nottingham Heritage and museums offers a variety of curriculum-based education and outreach programming including teacher and inset training, open house and facilitated sessions, work experience and initiatives in ‘Take One Picture’ aimed to inspire primary school kids to engage with fine art collections.

Teacher-led sessions

Many curriculum and Key Stage topics fall under our Facilitated workshops resource. However, if there is a specific topic you wish to teach your class and need access to one of our sites, then do get in touch and we can facilitate this.

Free to Nottingham City Schools | £10 per class for non-City Schools. To book, call 0115 876 1420 or email schools.programmes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

NOTE: Some of our sites can only accommodate 1-2 classes at a time, so do pre-book. Invoice posted to school, for payment 7 days prior to visit. Do inform us of accessibility requirement at time of booking as the historic nature of our buildings does limit wheelchair use. If you require a lunch space for your class, do inform us at time of booking. Cancellations: Once contract sent and received, your booking then confirmed; cancellation after this time will incur a 50% charge of total session cost and - if cancelled less than three weeks before the session date - the full amount of booking charged. Finally – to avoid disappointment do book early as demand is always high.


Access Artefacts

With over 11,000 museum artefacts available to loan, this is one of the most comprehensive heritage and educational services available in the East Midlands. Find out about it.

Teacher 'Open House'

Join us for a FREE open evening held every school term in one of our heritage sites.

An opportunity to engage with the team, hear about future developments for schools within the service programme, see behind the scenes, and for you to feed back. With talks, tours and refreshments, these evenings are open to all teachers. For information, email access.artefacts@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 876 2194.

'Great information in a friendly atmosphere…staff were approachable and friendly'
Teacher on Open House at Nottingham Castle, April 2015

Teacher Training

FREE hour-long interactive session available to all teachers to inform on object handling in relation to their classes. Sessions on specific collections, themes, or topics available. Call 0115 8762194 to find out more.

Work Experience Placements

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (NCMG) is committed to offering young people work experience placements. 

These opportunities grant real insight into a wide variety of careers within the organisation, and the chance to gain knowledge and skills for a successful working life beyond education.

Ten placements are available this academic year. Based at Wollaton Hall, the week runs Monday 16 - Friday 20 July 2018 with deadline for applications, Monday 26 February 2018.

To find out more click here

To apply click here for an application form

For enquiries contact ann.mcgovern@nottinghamcity.gov.uk