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Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been delivering fun and inspiring schools workshops for over 20 years, bringing subjects to life as part of a rich, cross-curricular experience.

Learning is at the heart of what we do and our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity, imagination and creativity.

Booking a Schools Workshop with us gives your pupils the unique opportunity to learn alongside a collection of over 5,000 inspirational artefacts and works of art.

Your class or group can handle real artefacts whilst developing a range of investigative, enquiry-based learning skills.

Our dedicated Learning team will work with you to ensure you get the most from your visit, so whether you are investigating the Ancient Egyptians, exploring art or looking to discover some incredible collections from around the globe, there is bound to be a workshop to suit your classroom needs...

View all our workshops here

A small selection of our latest workshops can also be found below:


Ladybird School Workshop

A facilitated and interactive workshop exploring our latest special exhibition, ‘The Story of the Ladybird artists 1940 to 1975‘ and the artists that created the famous illustrations. There will be a two part session that first tours the exhibition and then explores the creative themes behind the series. We will help you design a two-page book layout considering typefaces, layout styles and the importance of images to set the scene for your book.
For groups of up to 32 students (larger groups can be split up and rotate through the activities). Suitable for Key Stage 3 – 4 and intermediate ESOL groups.  Approx 1.5 hours. £5.00 per pupil, accompanying adults are free. Available at 10.15am, 12.00pm, 1.45pm and 3.30pm

Book your session here

Roman Mosaic Makers

Come and take part in our fun hands-on mosaic making workshop. Take a journey around the Roman Museum, finding out about Roman artefacts using our Explorer Guide to record your findings. Be inspired by our original Roman town house mosaic floor and the museum’s collections and create your own replica mosaic tile to take back to school.

Book your session here