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Booking Information

What can we do at the museum?

Aldeburgh Museum offers four facilitated, chargeable sessions.  Please download the appropriate learning programme pack for more information. We do not offer Key Stage 3 or 4 facilitated sessions.

If you would like to run an independent visit, we offer free, teacher-led sessions. Both facilitated and self-led sessions need to be pre-booked. Each session can accommodate up to 30 pupils. For all visits, we require a 1:6 pupil ratio for primary school groups and a 1:10 ratio for senior schools.

Groups are welcome to bring more adults if they wish. Sessions will be available in the morning only except in the winter as the Museum is open to the general public in the afternoons.

How can we prepare for our visit?

To make a booking, please complete the booking request form and return it by pressing the send button. Once we have received your booking, we will send you a letter of confirmation. If you have to cancel your booking, please contact the Learning Officer at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to offer the sessions to other schools.

An invoice will be sent with your confirmation letter, if you are booking a facilitated session. We charge £3 per pupil. All adults are free. Payment should be made in advance of your visit via BACs.

We welcome teachers to make a free pre-visit to familiarise themselves with the museum and gather any information for risk assessments and additional needs. We offer simple downloadable risk assessments to help with this.

Two of the facilitated sessions offer a trip to the Lifeboat Station on the seafront. This is subject to the lifeboat crew being available and not out on a ‘shout’. The museum will offer alternatives if this is the case.

What facilities do you offer at the museum?

The museum has no toilets on site, but there are public toilets a few minutes away on Crag Path, behind the Moot Hall.

Although we do not have facilities for offering a space for lunch, there are ample opportunities to take a picnic outside on the Moot Green or on the beach.

There is a refreshment booth on the Moot Green which sells drinks, snacks and ice creams. There are also various other venues in town that supply refreshments.

The museum has a small shop which has a range of gifts for children.

Can you accommodate additional needs?

The Learning Officer is able to give help and advice regarding accessibility within the museum. We are also able to adapt our sessions to meet the needs of your children. Please see our access policy for more details.

Who do I contact for more information?

For all information and enquiries regarding our learning programme, please contact our Learning Officer, Fiona Lewington. Call on 01728 567767 or (preferred) email: learningofficer@aldeburghmuseum.org.uk

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Learning Programme Packs for Facilitated Sessions

Please download and print.

KS1/Reception Pack

Pack  1 – Ships, Stowaways and seafaring folk
Follow Little Tim in his adventures as a stowaway and discover more about ships, seafaring folk and a fierce storm at sea.

KS2 Pack

Pack 2 – A Tale of Old Aldeburgh
Step back in time to the old Aldeburgh of sea stories, smuggling haunts, and shipwrecks.

KS2 Pack

Pack 3  An Anglo Saxon Settlement in Aldeburgh
Take yourselves back to the world of the Anglo Saxons and Aldeburgh’s settlement at Barbers Point.

KS2 Pack

Pack 4 – A Tudor Market Day in Aldeburgh
Come and join us in the hustle and bustle of a Tudor market.

Risk Assessments

Please download and print.

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Guided Tour Booking Form
Using our online virtual tour, one of our expert volunteers will guide your group around the Museum, sharing their detailed knowledge of the collection and the Moot Hall. Tours will be conducted using Zoom and last approximately 1 hour.
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Do I have to wear a face covering?

Yes please unless you have a medical condition that prevents this.  For children under 11 years, we would prefer them to wear a face covering, but it is not mandatory. Face covering is not required for children under 2 years of age.

Can I go into the museum if I just turn up?

Yes please do. We no longer have a pre booking system in place. An admission ticket will be issued on entry.

How do I get a ticket for entry?

Please just turn up and purchase an admission ticket on arrival.

When will you be open?

We plan to be open every day until the end of October. Thereafter we will be open at weekends, with extended times over the Christmas holidays.

How accessible is the museum?

The museum has worked hard to ensure that everyone is welcome and is able to access the displays and enjoy themselves when they visit us.

Access for visitors with physical disabilities
The Moot Hall is a grade one listed building and the exhibits are on two floors, with the main entrance on the first floor and the exit on the ground floor. For those with limited mobility who cannot climb the stairs, there is access through the ground floor, where you can look around the museum room and its exhibits. Tablet computers will provide support for those unable to climb the stairs (coming soon). Our front of staff are ready to assist when you arrive.

We are sorry but the museum is not wheelchair accessible but it is possible that access could be possible for small wheelchairs through the ground floor. Please let us know your requirements.

Access for visitors with visual impairments include:
Tablet support (coming soon) and a handling collection and items to touch. Access dogs are welcome.

Access for deaf or hard of hearing visitors includes:
Subtitles for spoken word film material. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Access for visitors who have a learning disability, dementia or are on the autistic spectrum includes:
An experienced member of staff.  In due course we expect to have SEN backpacks and a sensory map.

If you have any additional needs please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What is there for children?

Whether you have tiny tots or teenagers, there’s plenty to do with the family. There is dressing up as a mini mayor, games and challenges, trails and more.

Whether that’s seeing our exhibitions or taking part in one our workshops, we want you to feel at home here.

Note: because of the Covid-19 pandemic some of these activities for children are suspended.

 

What is included in my admission ticket?

Your admission ticket includes entry to all our temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays. You may also borrow a tablet computer to learn more about our exhibits (coming soon). Your ticket enables you to visit multiple times over a one year period though does not cover special events.