Learning experiences that last a lifetime

Our immersive experience days are designed to ignite imaginations and inspire young learners.

Sessions cover all sorts, from world-class collections to exciting local connections. They're also friendly, accessible and shaped to suit different learning levels.

Adventure into the past. Explore fascinating objects. And discover stories from across the world!

Book a school Experience Day

We’re now taking bookings for Summer 2024 – you’ll find a full list of what’s on offer below. We also run special projects for our members throughout the year, from seasonal activities to exhibition tie-ins. Look out for updates!

Autumn 2024 visits will open up to Magical Museums members in Summer 1 Term and to everyone else in Summer 2 Term.

Important notice

We’re currently using Eventbrite for bookings while we move over to a new system. Any reference to FREE on the Eventbrite system relates only to not being charged at the point of booking. These sessions are NOT free – all schools will be invoiced following your visit based on the booking details you provide. Prices are listed below and on the event pages.

Explore the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age through our world-class archaeology collections.

2 or 4 hours

Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology

Tour the galleries, become a Roman Citizen and get hands-on with real and replica Roman artefacts.

2 hours

Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology

Meet an Anglo-Saxon character, explore their daily life and learn all about their influence on Britain.

2 hours

Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology

Take a tour through some of our gallery highlights – then get sketching! Choose from landscapes, portraiture or still life.

1hr 15 mins or 2 hours

Ferens Art Gallery

Learn about pilot Amy Johnson and how she prepared for her famous flight to Australia.

2 hours

Streetlife Museum

Go back to the 1940s and find out what life was like living on the home front during WW2.

2 hours

Streetlife Museum

Help a Conductor find their missing vehicle, learn all about transport history and discover how vehicles were powered in the past.

1 or 2 hours

Streetlife Museum

Discover and play with popular toys of the past,  then make your own optical toy to take home.

1 hour

Streetlife Museum

Discover replica objects from Tutankhamun’s tomb, encounter a real mummy and try your hand at Ancient Egyptian writing!

2 hours

Hands on History Museum

Meet a Victorian school teacher, explore what life was like in Victorian times and discover the Story of Hull.

2 hours

Hands on History Museum

Take a tour of Hull’s oldest museum, learn all about William Wilberforce  and explore objects from the Abolitionist campaign.

2 hours

Wilberforce House Museum


Our prices vary depending on the size of your group and whether or not you’re a member of Magical Museums (Hull schools only).

Standard / non-member rates

For groups of 15 or more children
1-hour experience – £4.55 per child
2-hour experience – £7.38 per child
4-hour experience – £13.05 per child

For groups of fewer than 15 children
1-hour experience – £68.25 per group
2-hour experience – £110.70 per group
4-hour experience – £195.75 per group

Magical Museums member rates

Your membership includes a number of free hours (based on the size of your school) to use against our Experiences each academic year. We’ll allocate your free hours first, after which any additional hours are charged at the following rates:

For groups of 15 or more children
1-hour experience – £2.08 per child
2-hour experience – £4.16 per child
4-hour experience – £8.32 per child

For groups of fewer than 15 children
1-hour experience – £31.20 per group
2-hour experience – £62.40 per group
4-hour experience – £124.80 per group

Please note: SEND groups are charged at our Standard per-child rate plus a £10 administration cost.

Magical Museums member schools have priority booking, then we open up to non-members

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel or change your booking, you can do this by logging into the Eventbrite account you used to make your booking.

Our cancellation policy states: If you accept this visit but are unable to attend, please cancel your visit via Eventbrite by logging into your account and cancelling your booked ticket. We ask that where possible, you do this within 7 working days of the visit to free up the slot for another school. Please note: if you cancel your visit with less than 24 hours’ notice of the booked slot, we may charge you for any administration costs incurred

Session availability

Our sessions have limited availability. At present, we’re unable to offer any other dates than those listed. 

We expect high demand for these sessions, so please note that until you complete your booking on Eventbrite, dates can still appear as available.

Please ensure you read the full Experience Day page as this provides information about what you are booking.

We can accommodate a maximum of 2 classes (35 children per class) per available date

Contacting Us

If you need to get in touch, contact us at: museums@hcandl.co.uk