Free, fun-filled learning experiences

Schools

Our award-winning Schools programme is completely free and open to all.

Choose from our selection of hands-on, interactive, curriculum-linked workshops for your visit to the Archive. Most workshops are two hours long and take place at the Archive in Leeds during term time.

“It was an extremely educational experience which covered several objectives. It was also enjoyable and fun for all children who were all engaged and involved.”

Year 3 Teacher

How to book a visit

All you need to do is get in touch! Let us know which workshop you’re interested in and an idea of when you’d like to come and we’ll get back to you to discuss the details.

FAQs for schools

Group Size

We can accommodate up to 36 pupils plus accompanying adults at any one time.

Access and SEND

There is level access throughout the Archive and we have an accessible toilet. If you’re planning a visit with pupils with SEND we’ll work with you to make sure everyone has the best possible experience, just get in touch.

We have a visual story and sensory map here to help you prepare for your visit.

Pre-workshop Visits

We’re always very happy to arrange pre-visits to the Archive for teachers that have already booked workshops. Pre-visits are an opportunity for you to look around, see the facilities and chat to us about the details of your visit and any particular requirements you may have.

Coach and Car Parking

Let us know if your coach needs to park up during your visit. There are two Blue Badge car parking spaces outside the Archive, but no other car parking is available on site. For more information about nearby car parking please click the red button.

Facilities

Workshops take place in the exhibition and our Seminar Room, which can also be used for eating packed lunches before or after workshops. We have toilets adjacent to the Seminar Room, including accessible facilities.

Safeguarding and Risk Assessment

You can read our Safeguarding Policy here. To help with your planning we’ll send a risk assessment for your workshop when you book.

How to Find Us

All the information you need about getting here is on our Plan Your Visit page.

Don’t worry if you can’t visit us in Leeds, we have loads of high-quality digital resources to help you run your own workshops in your classroom.

Home Educating groups

Choose from our selection of hands-on, interactive workshops for your group during your visit to the Archive. Our Home Education programme is completely free and open to all.

“It was brilliant! I would recommend this to any and every home educator I meet.”

Home Educating Parent

How to book a visit

All you need to do is get in touch! Let us know which workshop you’re interested in and an idea of when you’d like to come and we’ll get back to you to discuss the details.

FAQs for home educating groups

Group size

We can accommodate up to 20 learners plus accompanying adults at one time, the minimum number for a workshop booking is 16 learners.

If you’re a smaller group you can visit under your own steam, we have a free self-guided visit pack full of activities to do in the exhibition. Self-guided visits must be booked in advance, just get in touch to find out more.

Access and SEND

There is level access throughout the Archive and we have an accessible toilet. If you’re planning a visit with learners with SEND we’ll work with you to make sure everyone has the best possible experience, just get in touch.

We have a visual story and sensory map here to help you prepare for your visit.

Pre-workshop Visits

We’re always very happy to arrange pre-visits to the Archive for group leaders that have already booked workshops. Pre-visits are an opportunity for you to look around, see the facilities and chat to us about the details of your visit and any particular requirements you may have.

Safeguarding and Risk Assessment

You can read our Safeguarding Policy here. To help with your planning we’ll send a risk assessment for your workshop when you book.

Coach and Car Parking

We have a coach parking space adjacent to the Archive which can be booked for free (sat nav LS2 9LJ). There are two Blue Badge car parking spaces outside the Archive, but no other car parking is available on site. For more information about nearby car parking please click the red button.

Facilities

Workshops take place in the exhibition and our Seminar Room, which can also be used for eating packed lunches before or after workshops. We have toilets adjacent to the Seminar Room, including an accessible toilet.

Don’t worry if you can’t visit us in Leeds, we have high-quality digital resources to help you run your own workshops at home.