School Trips In York Plan Your Visit
We are taking bookings for self-guided visits made by UK schools to the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum, and York Art Gallery.
We are currently in the early stages of relaunching our schools learning programme following the pandemic and are working at a limited capacity. As such, we are unable to offer any of the led workshops that formed part of our pre-pandemic programme.
If you are looking to book a visit on behalf of a Further or Higher Education organisation, or a school from outside of the UK, then please complete a group booking request form or email email@example.com
There is no entry fee for any Primary School and Secondary School groups (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4) visiting from a school within North Yorkshire. Entry fees still apply for groups visiting from any independent/private schools.
For all other school groups, the following entry fees will apply:
|School Child||Additional Adult (in excess of free adult/child ratio)|
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Making a booking
All school visits must be booked in advance. Groups that arrive without pre-booking will risk being turned away.
Please note that due to the financial impact of the pandemic our sites are still operating at a limited capacity, and we are only able to accommodate a certain number of school visits per week. Bookings will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are currently only able to facilitate self-led visits to our sites and are not running any form of led workshops at this present time.
For further details about visiting one of our sites, please consult the information and documents in the relevant section below.
The Yorkshire Museum
The galleries at the Yorkshire Museum span millions of years of history, from the Jurassic period to Medieval York.
Schools can make a self-guided visit to the Yorkshire Museum on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The earliest we can accommodate groups on site is 10.15am.
Please consult our Yorkshire Museum: Teachers Information Pack for important information about the museum and for booking guidance.
If you would like to enquire about booking a self-guided visit to the Yorkshire Museum, then please complete a copy of our Yorkshire Museum: School Visit Request Form.
York Castle Museum
A visit to York Castle Museum will bring history to life! Speak to the residents of Victorian York, clamber through a First World War trench, take a look at the toys of the past, and meet the inmates of York Castle Prison.
Schools can make a self-guided visit to York Castle Museum on weekdays. The earliest we can accommodate groups on site is 10.00am, with the exception of Mondays when it is 11.00am.
Please consult our York Castle Museum: Teachers Information Pack for information about the museum and for booking guidance.
If you would like to enquire about booking a self-guided visit to the York Castle Museum, then please complete a copy of our York Castle Museum: School Visit Request Form.
York Art Gallery
A visit to York Art Gallery is perfect for budding artists and art historians, with its collection of paintings, pottery, drawings, prints and decorative arts.
Schools can make a self-guided visit to York Art Gallery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The earliest we can accommodate groups on site is 10.00am.
Please consult our York Art Gallery: Teachers Information Pack for information about the gallery and for booking guidance.
If you would like to enquire about booking a self-guided visit to York Art Gallery, then please complete a copy of our York Art Gallery: School Visit Request Form.
Free teacher pre-visits
We encourage teachers to carry out a free pre-visit to familiarise themselves with a site before they come with their class. Teachers are entitled to bring up to one additional adult and two children as part of a free pre-visit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Home educating families can visit our sites at the reduced schools rate detailed above.
These rates are only available for visits made in term time during school hours. All visits must be booked in advance by contacting email@example.com.
Get in touch!
If you require further information about planning a visit to one of our sites, then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.