Florence Nightingale, the impact of WWI, the science behind modern medicine, and the downright grubby state of a Victorian street — just a taste of the sheer scope of what a day with the Thackray Education Team offers.

We have something for everyone, from Early Years (EYFS) to Key Stage 4+ and all that comes in between. Our trails, workshops and outreach sessions explore a range of topics such as History, Science, PSHCE and Design and Technology. To find out about the different offers we have available for each age group and see our latest brochures, just click on the relevant category on the menu.

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How Does It Work?

Start planning your trip in advance by visiting the museum for free* — meet our team and design a visit that works for you and your students, from a couple of hours to a full day out:

Self-led Trail

Explore our 11 galleries with our bespoke trails on curriculum-based areas of history, science, PSHCE and design. Focus on one theme or cover several in a day. All self-led visits include a full day ticket for each student, access to our galleries and self-led trails as well as our on-gallery programme of talks.


Dive deeper into the subject with workshops exclusive to your group. All workshop tickets also include full access to our galleries, self-led trails and on-gallery programme.


Take the stress out of planning a trip – many of our workshops can be brought out of the museum, directly into your classroom.

SPARKS! Play Area and Workshops

Nursery groups can gain exclusive access to our dedicated area for the under 5s, alongside bespoke workshops designed to help Early Year children explore health and wellbeing.

*Max. 2 members of staff per school


If you’d like to find out more about our workshops, you can fill in our enquiry form or contact our team: [email protected] or call 0113 244 4343

We run a range of events throughout the year designed to support teachers and introduce you to what a day out at Thackray entails. Visit our Learning Events page to see what we have coming up.