School and group visits
We have stunning displays relating to the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District.
Help inspire your students with a tailor-made visit to our museum and art gallery where history, science and art is brought to life.
Sessions cost £1 per head (£2 for non-Derbyshire school pupils on day trips) and are individually-designed and led by our qualified staff.
Subjects covered include the Romans, science, history and citizenship and can be tailored for pupils at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.
Children can handle an amazing range of objects including bison teeth, Roman pottery, items of uniform from the Derbyshire Police Collection and Stone Age axes.
They will also have the chance to tour our permanent collections including the award-winning Wonders of the Peak gallery which is full of the sights and sounds of Derbyshire going back millions of years. All sizes of groups can be catered for.
Sessions are tailored around the following:
Time Detectives - understanding chronology and developing historical enquiry skills
Everyday Romans - investigate daily Roman life through original objects and displays
Art Explorers - practical art activities inspired by our collection
Arresting Solutions - exploring citizenship with the help of the Derbyshire Police Collection
Due to staff maternity leave, we are not taking bookings for museum-led sessions until September 2013.
Teacher-led visits, free of charge, are welcomed and worksheets and information to use for 'Everyday Romans' and 'Time Detectives' can be found in at the bottom of this page.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide any handling objects for teacher-led visits.
If you would like to bring your class for a teacher-led visit then please check your preferred date with us to ensure there are no clashes.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)