Home educator group visits

We welcome Home Educators to visit us at the Museum and offer a range of opportunities to enhance your learning experience. 

If you are coming for a self-led visit, please book your free general admission tickets. Download our Learning Resources to help guide your trip.

Individual Home Educators and groups can book to attend our Home Education Days, which take place in January and September.

During term time we run Learning Workshops and Shows on specific dates and times for Home Educator groups. Dates and times are shown below.

Groups of 10 or more can also purchase tickets for our temporary exhibitions at a discounted learning rate for Tuesdays - Thursdays during school term time.

How to book

Bookings are currently available up to July 2024.

For further information or to book tickets for Home Education Days, Workshops, Shows and tickets to temporary exhibitions, contact the Bookings team by phoning 020 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.00.

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Workshops and shows

Your children can enjoy a hands-on learning opportunity in our workshops, or have fun in our amazing and captivating shows. We have dedicated sessions for Home Educator groups. Ticket prices are £3/child.

We require at least one adult for every eight children. Dates and times are shown below.

Please be aware that our workshops and shows are designed for specific ages and content may not be engaging for older or younger aged children. 

Home educator sessions are staffed by two Learning Facilitators to allow greater flexibility. Unfortunately, we are unable to book home educator groups into our school sessions slots due to staff availability. 

Minimum booking numbers

Workshops and shows require no minimum number of children for booking, however they will only run if our minimum group size has been reached. For workshops this is 10 children, for shows this is 20 children.

Booking numbers will be checked in the week before the advertised workshop or show. Any workshops that don’t meet the minimum group size will be cancelled. Customers will be informed and offered the choice of a refund or an alternative date if available.

Workshop dates

We are not able to accommodate pushchairs and siblings in any of our workshops due to space limitations.

Show dates

Alternative dates

Unfortunately we cannot offer alternative dates or times if the advertised dates aren't suitable or available for your group. This includes workshop and show slots that are advertised for school groups. This is due to limits in our staffing capacity.

For larger groups, we recommend you book onto our Home Education Days (January and September each year). Thank you for your understanding.

Key information for your visit

  • We will need to collect your contact details at the point of booking. All your information will be treated confidentially.
  • We want to accommodate as many children as possible, so we prefer not to exceed a 1:1 ratio for adults to children.
  • Cloakroom spaces are very limited and cannot be guaranteed. Our team will always do their best to accommodate groups, but we would strongly recommend bringing as little as possible with you in case capacity is full.
  • We recommend you arrive early and allow plenty of time for travel around the Museum. Staff managing the queue will fast track you if you explain that you are here for a home educator workshop or show. 
  • Please sign in at school reception or make yourself known to staff in purple if you are going straight to your activity.
  • You will receive a ‘Teacher pack’ on payment for your booking. This has important information to assist with your visit. 
  • Please see our access page for more information on how we can support your visit. Please be aware the Museum can be very busy year-round.
  • We recommend our Five quiet spaces and galleries in the Museum - a free paper copy can be found at information desks.