Our world class collections can transport your students to an array of times, places and cultures through inspiring and memorable learning experiences.

Choose from our extensive range of taught gallery sessions led by creative and experienced learning staff. Take advantage of unique access to The Ashmolean’s collections with curators and Oxford academics at our Sixth Form Study Days. Booking is essential. 

Designed to cater for all learning needs, we also offer free school visits to our highly acclaimed exhibitions, teacher CPD opportunities and downloadable online resources.

Download our school's programme



We welcome and support special school groups and children with SEND integrated in mainstream schools. 

Our taught gallery sessions are planned as inclusive learning opportunities. Activities can be adapted for students with SEND if flagged up at the time of booking. This includes bespoke visits for children who are part of the Gifted and Talented programme.

We design and deliver bespoke visits for groups of students from special schools. We also deliver outreach sessions to children who can’t get to the Museum eg hospital schools.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.


UK school groups can visit our temporary exhibitions free of charge. We offer teachers a previsit complimentary exhibition ticket. Booking essential.

Find out more about current exhibitions.


We offer an extensive programme of teacher CPD across a range of curriculum subjects which are tailored to each school’s needs. We can arrange pre-visit planning sessions, including exhibition previews.

We also deliver specially designed programmes each year for trainee teachers from a range of  institutions including Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, local School Direct programmes and Bath Spa University on subjects including RE, history, art and design, science and English.

Topics covered in our bespoke training sessions include:
  • Learning from objects
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to teach Religious Education
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to teach Creative Writing
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to support Art & Design sketchbook work 
  • Using tablets to support a museum Art & Design visit 
  • Other topics on request


Discover a wide range of learning resources and detailed information sheets about our taught sessions.


We can offer support for Arts Awards through school visits across all year groups.


Contact us to discuss your project


We welcome school self guided visits. Booking is essential. Visit our online learning resources to download trails and resources that may support your visit.


Clare Cory, Education Officer: Secondary & Young People
T: 01865 288075

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