Learning Resources

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We can also provide your group with additional learning resources to support your visit. These include:

Resources are linked to a wide range of subjects from existing collection displays to temporary exhibitions, and are designed to offer a more detailed experience to both formal and informal learning groups. They can be used prior to your visit to help you prepare, during or following a visit for further discussion and research.

Please indicate when booking if you wish to use any of our resources. Educator Gallery Packs should be requested from the Creative Learning Team in advance of your visit, or can be downloaded from the above web address. Our range of 'hands on' interactive resources must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

Working in the Galleries

We welcome groups who wish to work independently in the galleries, but ask that you discuss this with us before your visit so that your plans can be accommodated. In the interest of safety and to ensure that your visit is an enjoyable experience, it is important that groups are aware of the following guidelines before working in the galleries:

  • Please use cloakroom and storage facilities provided and bring the minimum of personal belongings, coats and bags into the galleries.
  • Your group must remain in your care throughout your visit and must be adequately supervised by a minimum of two adults per group.
  • You can use worksheets, sketchbooks and clipboards with pencils, pencil crayons and graphite sticks, but not felt pens, markers, wax crayons, inks, paint (including watercolours), charcoal or fixatives (including hairspray), scissors or craft knives. The use of cameras and audio/video equipment (without flash) is permitted in some areas, but may not be possible in galleries that require reduced light levels - you will be advised of this prior to your visit.
  • Please explain to your group the importance of taking care not to touch objects or artworks on display. Touching causes damage to the work by passing dirt and natural oils from the hand.
  • Please remind your group that no running, eating or drinking is allowed in the galleries.
  • Take care not to block any circulation routes or fire exits.
  • Please be considerate and respectful of other visitors and groups.
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