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

'Fantastic session about objects. Students were engaged and constructed lots of thought provoking questions.' Teacher accompanying a Year 12 access visit

  • Discover an inspiring learning environment
  • Investigate objects from different times and cultures
  • Enjoy interactive sessions delivered by creative and supportive staff
  • Make use of our purpose built Education Centre with its designated entrance for schools, education studio and lunchroom
  • Attend teacher CPD events and pre-visit planning sessions

Sixth Form Study Days

  • designed to enrich and support delivery of the A and AS level curriculum
  • unique access to The Ashmolean’s collections with Museum curators and Oxford University academics
  • including university-style lectures and practical workshops in smaller groups

Classics Study Day (booking open)

Thursday 8th October 2015

Contemporary Artists inspired by Museum collections (coming soon)

Thursday 11th February 2016

Contemporary Issues in World Archaeology (coming soon)

Thursday March 10th 2016

Careers in the cultural sector (coming soon)

July 2016 - tbc

There is a charge per student to cover costs. Accompanying teachers are free.

Booking via: / 01865 305 305

Sixth Form Study Days FAQs sheet

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 Young People
Skills For the Future

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