Special exhibitions schools programme

Special exhibitions programme for schools

There are many ways for you and your class to make the most of our special exhibitions. Schools can book in alongside the general public for teacher-led visits throughout the run of the exhibition, or book for a school exclusive morning on selected dates. We also offer facilitated visits and sessions alongside selected exhibitions.

Our private views for teachers offer an opportunity for teachers to enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition. Plan your visit, enhance your subject knowledge or just explore.

Teaching resources for use in the classroom and for a visit to the exhibitions are also available to download.

To book your visit, call the ticket desk on
+44 (0)20 7323 8181.

Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
(14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018)

Discover the Scythians – ancient nomadic people of the Russian steppe – with our new cross-curricular learning programme. The exhibition offers a unique insight into the lives of these intriguing nomads, whose culture flourished between about 900 and 200 BC. Designed in line with the National Curriculum in Geography, Art and Design and History, our learning activities and sessions are suitable for all year groups from KS2 to KS5.

School exclusive mornings

Schools and Young Audiences exclusive mornings

KS2, 3, 4 & 5

Enjoy the exhibition with your group at special times dedicated exclusively to schools. Self-led resources are available for you to download and get the most out of the exhibition.

gallery art session

Gallery art workshops

KS3, 4 & 5

Learn about the arts and crafts of the Scythians in this gallery-based session. Find out about the artistic techniques of these ancient Siberian nomads and discover how nature and the landscape inspired their motifs and designs. Workshops take place during school-exclusive mornings.

Private view

Teachers' resources

KS2, 3, 4 & 5

Discover ideas for learning in the exhibition with free downloadable visit resources.

Visit guide for teachers


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