Schools and Groups

School group learning about the Stone Age in the Wessex Gallery at Salisbury Museum

In 2020 Salisbury Museum is still able to offer a varied Learning programme aimed at schools, colleges, universities, and community groups.

Working with Government guidelines, we have been able to create risk assessments for both school visits to the museum and outreach by the museum to your school.

As schools commence In September 2020, we are offering engagement with single bubble classes, one class per day. Material used in these bubbles will be thoroughly cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours after a school visit. The museum has a separate risk assessment in place and guidelines                                                            for the regular cleaning of the building to keep it covid safe.


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. Please find our most recent risk assessment including COVID-19 safety measures here.


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 also a rich resource for any visual arts project for any age or level of study.

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