Secondary Schools and Further Education

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Permanent Collection and Temporary Exhibitions

Our stunning collection is a great way to expose students to a broad range of media: paintings, portrait miniatures, sculpture, ceramics, silver and textiles. We’re renowned for our eighteenth century paintings by such famous artists as Gainsborough, Ramsay, Stubbs, Raeburn and Zoffany. Students can broaden their knowledge and find endless inspiration for their own portfolios.

We also have a programme of high profile temporary exhibitions, often drawing on national and international collections, plus interventions by contemporary artists and can offer workshops linked to these. Please see Secondary School & Further Education News for details of these and other programmes that we can offer your students. Please call to discuss how we might tailor a workshop to meet your requirements. We can also arrange life drawing sessions at the Museum for your students.

Our workshops can also be adapted for small groups of pupils with special educational needs, giving added emphasis to sensory experience.


Self-led visits are also available, booking is still essential. Please call 01225 388568 to book.

Please see Visit Guidelines for further information to help plan your visit.

To Discuss or to Book
Contact us 01225 388568 or email

Djordje Ozbolt Smile Benjamin, smile 2016 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 89.5 cm / 39 3/8 x 35 1/4 inches Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Anne Desmet Brooklyn Bridge New Day 2015. Wood engraving on Gampi Vellum Paper (c) The Artist
Also at the Museum:

Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour

19 November – 5 March 2017

Djordje Ozbolt is a painter and sculptor who responds to the Old Masters with contemporary eyes and an injection of humour.
He combines iconography from different cultures in order to explore both the impact of paintings and sculpture and the validity of the personal response to art.

Coming soon:

Anne Desmet RA: Under Changing Skies

11 March – 4 June

Distinguished wood engraver Anne Desmet presents a series of journeys through time. These recent prints and mixed media collages will take you to New York, London and an imaginary beyond, exploring the tones and textures of changing seasons, times of day and layers of history. The exhibition will include the first showing of a new series of six engravings, Manhattan, based on the Chrysler Building in New York City.