The museum offers an exciting educational programme aimed at schools, colleges and universities, and community groups. For Wiltshire Council maintained schools and academies there is FREE ENTRY to the museum for self-guided tours.
The museum has a range of facilitated sessions available for primary schools including:
- Victorian childhood
- Tudor life
- Mini museum curators
- Medieval Salisbury
- Anglo Saxons
- Stonehenge people
- Prehistoric pottery
Many of these sessions have now been extended to include KS3 and we are also beginning a process of developing new resources and sessions to support a range of exam subjects (GCSE and AS/A2 Level).
We are also keen to hear from community groups and organisations, catering for any age group, who would like to book any of these sessions.
The museum’s permanent collections support a wide range of subjects, most obviously History, Geography and Art, but are also suitable for thematic or topic-based learning.
All our facilitated sessions are interactive and hands-on, promoting learning through enquiry. They can also be adapted to support children with special educational needs.
For GCSE, A-Level and other post-16 students our collections support a wide range of study areas — Archaeology, Art (painting, ceramics & textiles), History of Art, Leisure & Tourism and Heritage Studies.
The museum’s collections include some of the most important archaeological finds from Stonehenge. Other highlights include:
- • Bronze Age & Beaker burials, pottery & tools
- • Roman and Anglo-Saxon objects
- • Old Sarum & William the Conqueror
- • Salisbury in medieval & Tudor times
If you would like to book a session please contact the museums learning and outreach officer.