Information for Schools

UPDATE

Due to the development of Doncaster Museum’s new building, launching in summer 2020, we will temporarily stop delivering school workshops in Doncaster Museum with immediate effect. Workshops at Cusworth Hall will also stop from 1st January 2020. Workshops will begin again in September 2020.

  • Bookings can still be made for visits prior to 1st January at Cusworth Hall, and all workshops for September 2020 onwards.
  • We have limited availability for outreach visits so if you would like to discuss a visit to your school please contact [email protected] or [email protected]
  • The Museum Loans Service will operate as usual with deliveries and collections continuing each half term to July 2020
  • Forest School bookings will not be affected and will operate as advertised

If your school would like to contribute to the discussion regarding what you would like to see and experience please contact [email protected]


Doncaster Council schools are entitled to a total of four free education workshops across both Doncaster Museum and Cusworth Hall.

Young boy dressed up in roman soldier costume during a school visit

In addition to this, you can receive up to 10 loans items delivered to and collected from your school, each half-term per school.

For independent schools and academies, schools outside the borough, and Doncaster Council schools on their fifth visit or above, workshop fees are £90 +VAT per session.

Our workshops are designed for classes of 30 children or less so there is a £3 charge per child once this limit is reached (up to a maximum of 35 children in total).

To cancel a visit, please contact us at least 14 days before the date of the visit to avoid an admin charge of £25.

We ask that all schools comply with our safety guidelines when visiting.

Please note we are not taking bookings for workshops between January 2020 and August 2020.

Allergies

During some of our workshops we use nuts (almonds, hazel nuts and walnuts). If a child or adult is allergic to nuts and latex free gloves will not offer sufficient protection please indicate this when booking, so that we can adapt the session.

Lunch Space

Lunch spaces are available for use in Doncaster Museum and Cusworth Hall (maximum capacity: 35).  If it’s a nice day you may want to eat outside on the grass area – we can also provide a selection of outdoor toys to play with (you may need to indicate this on your risk assessment).

Photography and Voice Recording

Children enjoying a school visit to Doncaster Museum

On arrival teachers are asked to complete a form regarding photography and voice recording.  You will also receive this form when booking a workshop so the relevant consent can be collected from parents and guardians prior to the class visit.

Additional Support

Please notify us in advance if children attending the workshop have any additional support needs – we are happy to adapt our sessions appropriately so everyone can enjoy them.

Teachers’ Feedback

Alchemy Academy workshop:

“The children were positively engaged and eager to learn throughout. Resources were very well prepared and the instructions on how to use them throughout the session were clear and helpful to how the session ran so smoothly.  Love the outfits and chance to dress like scientists!” Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School

The Romans are coming workshop:

“History focused but loved how other areas of curriculum were also covered, even maths! Children thoroughly enjoyed hands on activities and dressing up. The hands on activities were perfect for SEN children.” Owston Park Primary School

Museum workshops can be booked by contacting the Education team.

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