Schools and Groups

Salisbury Museum offers a varied Learning programme aimed at schools, colleges, universities, and community groups. For Wiltshire Council maintained schools and academies there is FREE ENTRY to the museum for self-guided visits. Our museum’s range of facilitated sessions available for primary schools is as follows:

Sessions can be adapted to all Key Stages and abilities. We welcome SEN enquiries, community groups and other organisations.

The museum’s collections support a wide range of subjects. It is worth asking if you have a topic which you think we may be able to assist with. The museum is a rich resource for any visual arts project for any age or level of study. The following is an example of how the Wessex Gallery can be used as an amazing jumping-off point into a fabulous art project:


Our facilitated sessions are hands-on, promoting learning through enquiry.

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.

In collaboration with The Roche Court Educational Trust New Art Centre, we are pleased to offer a new unique experience to schools and education groups called Origins.

Students will be led on a tour of sculpture at the New Art Centre and handle Stone Age artefacts from Salisbury Museum, drawing comparison of how every generation finds themselves subconsciously drawn back to the same iconic shapes, materials and images. Students complete sketched records of their visit to launch into work back in the classroom.

This trip can be adapted to age and ability of your group.


Home educated children: £2.50 per child for self-guided visit plus free entry for adults in group. Minimum group size is 5 children. Must be booked in advance. Only applicable week days Monday to Friday during term time.

Formal Education Groups (including Guides, Scouts, Brownies and all therapeutic groups):

Self guided visits to the Museum are FREE for Wiltshire schools.

Other self guided school groups are £2.50 per pupil.

All facilitated visits will be charged at £4.00 per pupil.

Facilitated visits for pre-school groups will be charged at £2.00 per pupil, minimum of 10 children per booking.

Outreach visits are available. Please contact our learning team for details of costs. An additional charge of 0.50p per mile will be added to cover travel costs.

Contact the museum's Learning and Outreach Officer