Self-directed visits for groups and schools

Whether you’re a school group or a group of friends, why not take a self-guided trip around our fascinating collections?

All organised groups need to book before visiting our venues – so we can make sure there’s space for you to have an inspiring day out.

Self-directed visits don’t feature any activities delivered by our team, but they’re a great way for your group to explore a chosen theme or topic.

Book a self-directed visit

To book your group's visit please select the site you would like to visit (below). This will take you to the Eventbrite page displaying available dates and booking links.


Self-directed visits are free!

However, there’s a small charge of £1 per person for using one of our spaces for lunch (group leaders not included).

Cancellation policy

If you want to cancel your group visit, please let us know by contacting

Pre-visit info

Ahead of your visit, you must download and read all the pre-visit information.

This includes our T&Cs, visitor info and key info to help you create your own risk assessment ahead of your visit.

Self-directed visit terms and conditions

Contacting us

If you need to get in touch, contact us at: