How to book
All schools and groups must book visits in advance. To book any of our workshops please use the link below to our Booking Form.
If there are any specific enquiries that are not covered in the booking form then please do get in touch with us at Learning@canterbury.gov.uk.
Before your visit
We advise that all teachers conduct a preliminary visit before arriving with their pupils. If you phone in advance a member of the learning team may be able to meet you and help you with your planning.
Please ensure that all accompanying adults on your visit are aware of their role on the visit and are prepared to engage in the learning and support the pupils.
Responsibility for children on site
The group leader is responsible for the behaviour and well-being of their group at all times.
Lunch room facilities are available. Please select ‘YES‘ you would like to book a lunch room space when booking your chosen workshop/s via our Schools Booking Form.
Lunch Room costs are as follows:
£1 per student (minimum £30 for 30 minutes)
Maximum group size
Canterbury Roman Museum has a limited capacity. During busy periods, groups may be asked to split and stagger their visits. The other half of the group may like to visit The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
Arrival and departure
Please allow plenty of time in your schedule to arrive at the museum on time ready to start your visit. Allow time for traffic, coach parking and walking through the busy city centre.
Coach drop off and parking
There is no parking outside Canterbury Roman Museum. Coach drivers can book an appropriate coach drop off time at Canterbury Bus Station (5 minutes’ walk), or a parking space at Canterbury Coach Park (15 minutes’ walk).
Payment is preferred 2 weeks in advance by cash, credit card or cheque payable to Canterbury City Council. In exceptional circumstances, and if no other payment method is possible we may be able to invoice.
If payment is not made on the day, we will invoice for the number of visitors that was originally booked or however many actually visited on the day (whichever is higher). If a visit is cancelled less than 2 weeks before it is due to take place, we regret we will still request payment to cover incurred costs.
To aid your planning, please download the relevant risk assessment advice:
We are happy to announce that we are welcoming schools and educational groups back to the museums for teacher-led visits, facilitated workshops and tours.
Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been delivering fun and inspiring educational workshops for over 20 years, bringing subjects to life as part of a rich, cross-curricular experience.
Inspired by our award-winning Health and Wellbeing programme, our Learning offer provides the opportunity to explore, share and socialise to renew confidence and friendships. We are in a unique position to support your school’s pandemic recovery curriculum and we look forward to welcoming you back to the museums!
We have new procedures in place to ensure that your visit will be as safe and enjoyable as possible:
- Your group will have exclusive access to the museum galleries which will be closed to the public for the duration of your visit.
- You will also have exclusive access to designated toilets and a lunch space if required.
- Areas used for workshops are cleaned before and after visits and resources are cleaned or quarantined before and after use.
- We are temporarily waiving our cancellation fees in the event that schools need to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Our offer is highly flexible and If you would like to discuss your requirements please contact our Collections and Learning team: Learning@canterbury.gov.uk