Secondary Schools and Further Education

Home Learning 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 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

Yasuko Fujino, detail of 'In the Garden', silk, metal thread, mohair, 250 x 410cm©Yasuko Fujino
At the Museum:

Tapestry: Here & Now

Friday 23 June to Sunday 1 October 2017

Roper Gallery

£10/£9 concs/FREE for all Museum Members

Under 16s go FREE (Under 12s must be accompanied

by an adult)

Tapestry: Here & Now celebrates the vibrancy of tapestry-weaving today. The exhibition brings together the work of international makers to showcase the most innovative approaches to the art of contemporary tapestry.

Alongside British tapestry weavers, the exhibition features artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA with over 20 artists represented, including Erin Riley, Caron Penney, Ai Ito, Jilly Edwards, Yasuko Fujino and Fiona Rutherford. Their work explores themes of enduring relevance including how we respond to nature and the urban environment, how tapestry can tell personal and political stories, and the skill of the hand-made.

The Holburne’s Arts tapestry (1934–5) by Edward McKnight Kauffer will also be on show for the first time.

Coming soon:

Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception

Roper Gallery

Friday 20 October 2017 to 21 January 2018