Photo by Greg Smolonski

Photo by Greg Smolonski

'I wish we could have our art lessons here every week – there’s so much stuff!' Yr 12 art student

  • Investigate objects from west to east: ancient to modern.
  • Discover an inspiring learning environment.
  • Work with creative, supportive and knowledgeable Ashmolean education staff.


  • Pre-visit planning sessions for teachers inc exhibition previews
  • Training days and INSET on themes including:
    • Learning from objects
    • Using museum collections to teach RE
    • Using the Ashmolean collections for Art & Design
    • Using tablets to support a museum Art & Design visit

Art & Design Key Stage 3 - 5

  • Sketchbook introductions to your theme
  • Bespoke workshops for GCSE, AS and A Level Art & Design
  • Arts Award projects

To find out more download The Art Teachers Newsletter Spring 2015.

Other subject areas at Key Stage 3-5

  • Greek myths
  • Science of Conservation
  • Exploring World Religions
  • Learning from objects (designed for University access groups)
  • Arts Award projects
  • Gallery talks and Study Room visits for post-16 groups
  • Cross curricular days for large groups combining a visit to the Ashmolean with a trip to other Oxford University museums

To find out more download our Schools programme: Key Stage 3 to Post 16 2014-15.

Special educational needs

We are delighted to welcome and support children with different learning needs to the Ashmolean. We can:

  • Design and deliver bespoke visits for groups of students from special schools
  • Adapt sessions for students with different learning needs visiting as part of a mainstream class visit e.g. producing raised images and additional handling material for children with visual impairment and adapting tours for children with hearing impairments
  • Design bespoke visits for children who are part of the Gifted and talented programme
  • Deliver outreach sessions to children who can’t get to the Museum e.g. special schools and the hospital schools

Contact for Art & Design programmes:

Adrian Brooks, Art Education Officer, Oxford University Museums
T: 01865 282456

Contacts for all other secondary & post-16 programmes:

Clare Cory, Education Officer: Secondary & Young People
T: 01865 288181 / 288079

Please note that advance booking is essential for all school and college visits, even for self-conducted visits. We do book up quickly, so recommend that you book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. For more information, please visit how to book: schools

Visit our learning resources database for free downloadable resources to support pre and post visit work in school.


Bookings Family Fun Adults Learning Resources Early years to Key Stage 2 Secondary
Skills For the Future

Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future - Trainee Education Officer Programme.