Primary Schools

Many of our sessions have been adapted so that they can be delivered as live digital sessions in the classroom. To find out more about our digital sessions and talk to us about how these might be used in your teaching, please contact 

Exciting developments are happening in the Museum in 2020 as we begin work installing a series of new display cases. That does mean that in the short term, since not all our items on display will be in their normal place, our taught session and trails will undergo a period of transition. We'll update these pages as soon as we have a new roster of learning content based around the new displays.

For each workshop there is a downloadable trail and session outline that includes learning outcomes, and suggested pre-and post-visit activities. Workshops need to be booked well in advance as they are very popular. Schools may also visit without participating in our education programme, but must still book in advance.


To discuss how your visit might best fit with your teaching programme, or to arrange a pre-visit planning session please contact the Education team.

Self-guided visits

Schools are welcome to visit the Museum for self-guided visits. There is no charge for this, although we do ask that you consider making a donation when you arrive on site. The Museum can get very busy, so it is essential to book in advance.

Find more info about how to book, and look at our booking form.

Teacher training and CPD

Initial teacher training
The Education team delivers specially designed programmes each year for trainee teachers from a range of institutions including Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University and local School Direct programmes.

Training for practising teachers
We offer training sessions for practising teachers on how to teach evolution and inheritance. We are also happy to discuss the development and delivery of CPD on other science topics to meet your needs.

Please contact for more information.