What can I do at the museum?
Aldeburgh Museum offers two facilitated, chargeable sessions. ‘Ships, Stowaways and a Brave Sea Captain’ for Key Stage 1 and ‘A Tale of Old Aldeburgh’ for Key Stage 2. 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 last two hours (10 – 12 noon) and will be available in the morning only.
How can I 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.
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 who supply refreshments.
Both the museum and the lifeboat station have small shops which cater 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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking & Enquiry Form
Learning Programme Packs for Facilitated Sessions
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Risk Assessments and Safeguarding Policy
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