How to Book: Schools

How to book: school groups

Advance booking is essential for all school visits, even for self-conducted visits.

On April 1st 2016 Oxford University Museums: (The Ashmolean Museum, The Museum of the History of Science; the Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum) introduced charging for their education sessions for schools. The income realised through school charges helps sustain the Museums’ award winning schools’ service.

Session charges (as of April 1st 2016)

Session Max student numbers Charge
Primary school gallery activity (EY, KS1, KS2)
facilitated by Ashmolean Education team

32 £100
Secondary school session (KS3, KS4, KS5)
facilitated by Ashmolean Education team

32 £100
Bespoke school programmes (full day, selection of activities)

Flexible Contact us
Sketchbook introduction to the museum for Secondary Art groups (20 minutes)
facilitated by Ashmolean Education team

40 £35
Loan of activity box to support a self-guided primary visit (including activity sheets, boards and pencils)
Activity led by school staff.
NOTE – all our activity sheets are available online so schools can prepare and bring their own resources if they prefer.

32 £30
Self-guided UK school groups

90 Free (but must book)
Lunchroom (30 minutes)

32 £25
all prices are exempt of VAT

How to book

Our taught gallery sessions book quickly and we advise booking at least 3 months ahead.

Sometimes there may be availability closer to the date, but we require a minimum of 28 days to organise a taught gallery session.

Self guided visits must be booked, no later than 2 weeks before the date of your visit.

  1. Contact us with your booking query:
    complete an online enquiry form or
    t: 01865 278015
    We aim to reply to all enquiries within 5 working days. Please note that completing this form is not a booking.
  2. We will make a provisional booking in our diary and send you a booking form to complete and return to us. Please note that your booking will NOT be confirmed until you return this form.
  3. Once your booking is confirmed your school will receive a confirmation email and an invoice will be sent from the University within 28 days of the booking.

Please refer to our School Charges 2016 document for full terms and conditions.

Useful documents to help you plan your visit: