Visiting safely

Find out how we’re keeping schools safe in our museum and use our Visual Stories to prepare your students to visit us.

If you have visited before you will notice some differences in the museum buildings and the format of your visit. These changes are to keep your school and our staff safe.

In line with the government guidance of July 2021 we have assessed our schools programmes and are keeping the below measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Practical information


Teachers and students stay 1-2 metres apart from museum staff and volunteers. Classes will be split into small groups with adult group leaders to support social distancing.

Signs and floor markings throughout the museum will help your students remember to keep their distance.

Face covering

All adults are asked to wear a face covering (unless exempt). Our Learning Facilitators may remove their face covering while delivering interactive sessions, keeping a 1-2m distance. A face covering will be worn to move around the room.

Hand washing

Itineraries include time to wash and sanitise hands regularly. Museum staff carry hand sanitiser. Museum staff regularly wash their hands and carry hand sanitiser.


Extra cleaning is in place, to make the museum as safe as possible. Areas that are touched more often for example, toilets, door handles and interactive exhibits will be sanitised frequently.

Interactive sessions have been adapted for your safety. All objects and materials are cleaned and quarantined between each session.


Our staff will be wearing face coverings. Museum staff take lateral flow tests and will not come into work if they feel unwell.


Your Itinerary includes time between activities for regular hand washing and toilet breaks.

Visual Story

Use our visual story to prepare your class for the visit including how to visit us safely.


Download complete visual story (PDF)