Book a Free Self-Guided School Visit
Bring your students to experience nationally significant art and local history in a unique setting. Schools can participate in a learning session facilitated by one of our learning officers or enjoy free self-guided visits to Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House in Bowness.
Teachers are encouraged to visit (free of charge) beforehand to plan their school's self-led visit. Drawing boards and materials are available at Abbot Hall.
Please read our School Visits Guidelines for booking informaiton and costs.
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 facilitaed by a member of the learning team and designed to complement the National Curriculum. They inspire students with hands-on activities in an immersive, creative environment. School groups can delve into historical inquiry, printmaking, portraiture, and landscape by exploring our nationally significant collections.
Search our range of workshops offered at:
- Abbot Hall Art Gallery
- Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
- Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
- Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
Workshop Costs for Abbot Hall, Lakeland Museum and Blackwell
Half day £4 per pupil
Full day £6 per pupil
We will invoice your school following the visit.
Prices for Windermere Jetty here
Workshop Timings for Abbot Hall, Lakeland Museum and Blackwell
Morning workshops run from 10.00am to 12.00pm
Afternoon workshops run from 12:30 to 2.30pm
Full day workshops run from 10.30am to 2.30pm
To negotiate alternative timings, teachers must liaise with a member of the learning team.
These documents are for guidance only and do not replace the school's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org get in touch with Laura O'Reilly, Learning Officer (Schools & Families) on 01539 888035.
For any school enquiries relating to the Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories please contact Natasha Scullion, Learning Officer (Schools & Families) on email@example.com or on 01539 888033.