Bury Art Museum offers an exciting range of programmes, some offered in partnership with other local museums, to provide an interesting and memorable educational day trip for schools. These sessions can be tailored to fit the needs and interests of your group. Teachers are invited to contact the museum to arrange a pre-visit to assist with planning and risk assessments, and to discuss any access or learning requirements.
To discuss arrangements for your school visit, or to arrange a pre-visit, please contact: Stephen Walton on 0161-253-5878.
What we offer
Museum staff led sessions
These cover a range of subjects including Portraits, Gallery Explorers, World War II and the Victorians.
These can booked on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00. Please note that these are the usual slots for a workshop but other times may be negotiable.
The sessions are normally 1 hour 30 minutes, but this can be altered to suit requirements.
You are welcome to bring a group for a self-guided visit at anytime. However, we ask that you always ring in advance to let us know when you are planning to visit and inform us of the size of your group so that we can help you make the most of your visit and inform you of the most suitable times.
In addition to this we offer one-to-one familiarisation sessions which can be booked in advance of your visit to help you find out more information about the artworks and objects on display. These sessions may be of particular use if you are planning a self-guided visit.
We have 3 loan boxes that cover the topics of Toys, Victorian Domestic Items and Home front World War II. The loan boxes are £10 and can be borrowed for a maximum period of two weeks. Loan boxes must be booked in advance, telephone 0161-253-5878 to book a loan box