Real World Science

The Real World Science programme is a collaborative partnership of museums with natural history collections that aims to enrich and enhance science teaching and learning at upper primary and secondary levels.

Real World Science is a partnership between:

  • Natural History Museum
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • The Manchester Museum
  • Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Stoke-on-Trent Museums
  • Leeds Museum and Galleries
  • Peterborough Museum
  • Wollaton Hall (Nottingham Museums and Galleries)

At each partner museum, pupils can experience science in context and understand its relevance through inspiring educational activities. These include facilitated discussions with leading research scientists, engaging science shows and practical science workshops.

In this section you can find out more about the Real World Science programme, its aims, its partners and the innovative learning offer schools can participate in at each museum.

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Department for Education

Supported using public funcing by Arts Council England