School children at visit to Lakeland Arts

School Visits

Book a Free Self-Guided School Visit

Bring your students to experience nationally significant art and local history up close. Schools are welcome to enjoy free self-guided visits to Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House. Teachers are encouraged to visit free of charge before bringing their class. Clipboards, KS2 activity trails, and drawing materials may be provided. Please enquire when booking, or see our School Visits Guidelines for more informaiton. All visits must be arranged three weeks in advance by sending a School Booking Form to

Book a Workshop

This day added a unique richness to our curriculum… The group leaders asked probing questions that encouraged the children to think much more deeply and look for bigger connections holding all these topics together.
Peter Harrison, Headteacher at St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School

Our workshops are designed to enrich the curriculum by inspiring students with hands-on learning in an immersive environment. Delve into historical inquiry, printmaking, portraiture, and landscape by exploring our nationally significant collections. All visits must be arranged three weeks in advance by sending a Booking Form to

Search our range of workshops offered at:

Workshop Costs
Half day £4 per pupil
Full day £6 per pupil
We will send the school an invoice following the visit.

Workshop Timings
Morning workshops run from 10.30 to 12.00, afternoon workshops run from 1.00 to 2.30, and full days run from 10.30 to 2.30 unless otherwise arranged.

Risk Assessments

These documents are for guidance only and do not replace your own risk assessments. Teachers are responsible for the health and safety of pupils at all times during a visit. Please read School Visit Info & Guidelines for conduct information.


Please contact the learning team at get in touch with Shannon Quigley at 01539 888035.

For any school enquiries relating to the Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories please contact Learning Officer, Natasha Scullion on or on 01539 722464.

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Learning programme supported by:

Cumbria County Council