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We are really looking forward to welcoming your school to Verulamium Museum this autumn.

For the Summer 2021 term we are continuing our visit package compliant with COVID19 regulations to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Please read the following carefully and complete our online Booking Enquiry form to secure your preferred visit date.

We realise this is a period of uncertainty for schools and planning visits so please do not hesitate to ask us any questions about your visit to us. We will do our very best to help and accommodate your needs.

Summer 2021 Package - EXCLUSIVE schools only mornings

Your school will have exclusive access to the museum between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm. If you book our lunchroom this exclusive access will remain until 1.00 pm.

We can welcome up to 2 classes per day (maximum of 2 classes of up to 32 children) from the same school and year group stream or bubble ONLY. If you are a single-entry school, we can accommodate you, please see details below.

Each child will receive a FREE activity worksheet to complete in the gallery and FREE memento of their visit to the museum. Our worksheets do not need clipboards and we ask you to please bring your own lead pencils.

Visit costs:

Interactive workshop - £120

Self-guided gallery visit - £3 per child. Free entry for 5 accompanying adults (per class of up to 32 children). 1:1s and carers over this number are also free of charge.

Lunchroom - £10

What your day will look like:

Visits run from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm with the option of booking our lunchroom between 12.00 and 1.00pm. Your school will have exclusive access to the museum.

Schools bringing one class:

Your interactive workshop will run from 10.00 – 10.50 am for up to 32 children. Children will be provided with single use gloves.

There will then be a break for the objects and object boxes to be rotated and cleaned and for the children to wash their hands. Our staff will direct you to the toilets.

You will then spend time in the museum gallery until 12.00 pm. You can depart the museum at 12.00pm or have lunch in our lunchroom between 12.00 and 1.00 pm.

Schools bringing two classes:

Your interactive workshops will run from 10.00 – 10.50 am (Group A) and 11.10 am – 12.00 pm (Group B) for up to 32 children in each workshop.

Your groups will then swap, spending time in the museum galleries as follows: 10.00 – 10.50 am (Group B) and 11.10 am – 12.00 pm (Group A)

Children will be provided with single use gloves.

The break between workshops will enable us to clean and rotate the objects and object boxes and for the children to wash their hands. Our staff will direct you to the toilets.

You can depart the museum at 12.00pm or have lunch in our lunchroom between 12.00 and 1.00 pm.

Interactive Workshops

Replicas and boxed objects will be cleaned between every workshop. Handling objects that cannot be cleaned for conservation reasons will be rotated and removed from our teaching room after each session and quarantined for 72 hours before being used again.

To optimise social distancing all our workshops will be delivered in our largest teaching room and are available in alternating weeks. Please see below our remaining availability:

 

Artefacts and Archaeology

Wednesday 14th July available

Friday 16th July available

 

The Market 

Thursday 8th July available

Friday 9th July available

 

 

Additional places of interest you might like to visit as part of your trip:

All visiting schools have the opportunity to explore the Hypocaust and Roman walls in the park once you have finished your time in the museum. 

A visit to the Roman Theatre is a fantastic addition to your day out.

Please complete our online Booking Enquiry form to secure your preferred visit date.

Responses from schools who have visited this autumn term:

"We had a wonderful morning at the Museum! It was such an unexpected delight to be the only party in there - it certainly was a relief to the staff not to have to worry about responsible distancing from the general public in a tight space!

The staff at the Museum are always so generous with their support, and this visit was no exception. As a result, the teachers were able to offer high quality in-situ education and the students had a unique learning experience. 

So thankyou ever so much - I have been coming to Verulamium Museum for many many years, and long may that continue."

Stephen Graves, Head of Classics, St Columba's College

 

"...We thoroughly enjoyed the artefact handling... and having the museum to ourselves felt like a privilege in the circumstances.... As far as the safety measures are concerned it all felt appropriate and not overbearing in any way, so I would suggest you have it just right...I am already looking forward to arranging the trip for the class next year."