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Welcome to Learning at York Museums Trust
York Museums Trust's award-winning museums and art gallery offer inspiring, interactive and fun learning opportunities that directly support the needs of the National Curriculum.
Washing the Victorian way in our Spotless! workshop at York Castle Museum
We welcome school groups to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum & Gardens and offer help and advice to parties who wish to visit.
Each venue offers a programme of education workshops for groups from Early Years up to Key Stage 2, covering art, history and science across the sites.
NEW - INSET DAY - 22 JULY 2013
We are pleased to announce a INSET day for primary teachers, 9:30am - 4pm on 22nd July 2013. We have joined forces with City of York Council, the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Group and York Minster to create Getting the most from your visit to York. This day of activities and workshops at York Mansion House will equip you to maximise enjoyment and learning potential in your primary school visit to this historic city. Includes a prize draw to win a selection of goodies by the organisers.
The day is FREE to attend, and refreshements and lunch will be provided. Places are limited and will be made available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. To find out more, to request a full schedule or to reserve your place, call 01904 615505 no later than Thursday 11th July.
Hard at work in York Art Gallery's Studio learning space
Alternatively, visit the Schools pages on each of our venue's websites, where you can also find information about how we can help with secondary school visits:
York Art Gallery (please note the gallery closes for refurbishment work at the end of 2012)
York Castle Museum
Yorkshire Museum and Gardens
For more information and booking, contact our Learning Co-ordinator on 01904 650333 or email email@example.com
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Meet the Team
The Learning Team receive their Sandford Award
York Museums Trust has again been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education and the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for all our sites, reflecting our high quality learning service.
All our sessions are delivered by experienced learning staff and include special opportunities for pupils to handle real museum artefacts from our collections.
Amy Parkinson, Learning Manager
Joanne Upton, Learning Co-ordinator
Lucy Knock, Assistant Curator of Social History Learning (on maternity leave)
Sarah Mortimer, Assistant Curator of Social History Learning (maternity cover)
Gaby Lees, Assistant Curator of Arts Learning
Emma Williams, Assistant Curator of Science and Archaeology Learning
Aisha Ali-Sutcliffe, Assistant Curator of Learning, Community Projects
Lynda Withers, Education Assistant