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We are unable to have onsite school visits at the moment, however we have virtual learning content available for primary schools, which can be found at

Join the virtual museums membership scheme to give your school access to unique content, including workshops, assemblies and CPD opportunities for teaching staff, led by museum experts.

We are looking forward to welcoming school groups back to our sites after this period of lockdown. Our Learning Team have been working hard to adapt our educational programme to ensure we can offer you our usual high quality and exciting activities, whilst introducing new measures, following government guidance, to provide a safe environment for you, your pupils and our staff.

The following information will be updated after we have announced our future re-opening date.

If you have any questions please get in touch via

What’s changed:

  • We are now limiting school visits to one class per day (maximum of 34 pupils).
  • We now require a minimum of 4 adults to attend the visit with your class.
  • At the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Coventry Transport Museum your class will be divided in half upon arrival to reduce the number of children moving around the building at any one time.
  • At the Lunt Roman Fort your class can stay together in one group as the site is dedicated to school groups during term time, so there will be no risk of coming into contact with the general public.
  • New risk assessments are available for each of our sites.

We are also developing a virtual schools offer, enabling us to bring our activities direct to your school through online media. For the latest developments from the Learning Team please follow our new Twitter account: @CovMuseumsLearn

Please click here to download a risk assessment form (Updated for 20/21 School Year)


Museum-led sessions are delivered by experienced Learning Officers and the more sessions you book, the cheaper it gets!

You can expect your day to be a highly interactive hands-on, multi-sensory experience, focusing on the Herbert's rich collections of social history objects and fine art painting and sculptures.

Your pupils will enjoy a creative learning environment in which they can develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, communication and problem-solving.

To book a session, please complete a booking form or email or call 0247 6237523

Please note there is a 33% charge for cancellations within one month of the visit and 100% charge for a cancellation on the day, except for circumstances beyond your control.


Special Offers

We are involved in an exciting partnership with the Coventry Transport Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, to help Primary school teachers to arrange more museum visits, and bring the curriculum to life for their groups.

Using funding from the Arts Council and the Department for Education, we are working to increase the number of primary schools taking part in high quality educational visits to museums in Coventry.

By encouraging schools to get pupils out of the classroom and into museums, together we will spark young people’s curiosity and encourage a lifelong passion for culture and learning.


Please note that all schools must book before their visit.

Two Session Travel Bursary

Pay just £5.50 per pupil and your class will enjoy:

Two education sessions at Coventry museums, over the course of either one or two days (days do not have to be adjacent – they can be taken at any time during the school year)*
Travel bursary of up to £200**, to subsidise transport costs for visits to the museums. 
FREE use of a lunch space

* Each visit must consist of the same pupils

** While funding lasts | Learning sessions must take place before the end of March 2020


Discover in a Day with Arts Award at Coventry Museums

Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people and is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. It offers a flexible framework for arts and cultural activities as well as providing motivation and recognition for young peoples’ achievements. Your class can enjoy a full day of art activities at the museums, whilst also achieving their Arts Awards.

Find out more here or contact our team at for more information.


General Offers

Museum-led sessions 

It is just £3.50 per session per head with a minimum charge of £105 for group sizes between 12 - 30. 

Booking two sessions is just £5.50 per head, with a minimum charge of £165

This second session can also take place at the Herbert, or at Coventry Transport Museum which is included in this special discounted price.

Groups of Less Than 12 - Home Education & SEN 

If you would like to book learning sessions, but your group is less than 12, we offer a single rate.

To book one session is £45 for up to 12 students.

To book two sessions is £90 for up to 12 students.

Groups of More Than 12 - Home Education & SEN

If your non-school group is larger than 12, we offer the following rates.

To book one session is £3.50 per head, with a minimum charge of £45.

To book two sessions is £5.50 per head, with a minimum charge of £90.



Contact us

Email or call us on 024 7623 7521.

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