When you Arrive
Please arrange to arrive 10 minutes before your active learning session time. This will give time for you to check in, hang up coats and toilet visits. Your group leader should check in at reception with your booking form.
- Cloakroom for coats and bags outside Lifelong Learning Centre
- Education Room in the Lifelong Learning Centre
- Plentiful toilets, including accessible toilets, outside the Lifelong Learning Centre
- A lunchroom on the first floor (lifts are available)
- Accessible galleries
Cost of Visit
Pupil – £2.45
SEN Staff- Free
Extra adults – £4.95
Active Learning Session (1 hour) £50.00
Lunchroom (half hour) – £7.00
We can invoice your school or organisation or you can bring cash, cheque or card on the day of your visit.
Active Learning Sessions
Active learning sessions take place in the Lifelong Learning Centre. There are signs for this throughout the building.
Sessions last approximately an hour but we can reduce the length of the session if you are constrained by time. We can accommodate up to 32 in a session and we generally divide classes into 4 groups.
We welcome the assistance of accompanying adults as this helps children to focus on the activities. Information is provided on the relevant tables and instruction is provided by the session leader.
Active learning session times are generally available at:
Please contact us if you wish to arrange sessions outside of these times.
We hire out the lunchroom to schools on a half hourly basis. Please keep to your allotted time slot. Please recycle rubbish where possible: cans, paper, cardboard, plastics, and foil in the green bins. Food and non-recyclables in the blue bin. Please keep the room tidy as other schools may be using the room after you.
Our shop has a range of souvenirs to remember your visit at ‘pocket money’ prices. Please limit numbers in the shop to 8 per group.
If you would like to reserve Souvenir Packs for your school group, please visit Souvenir Packs
How to Find us
The nearest coach parking is on Tetbury Road opposite Cirencester Leisure Centre. Follow the signs to the leisure centre. The museum is a 5 minute walk from Tetbury Road. There is one road to cross. Traffic runs in both directions so please ensure children are supervised adequately by teachers when crossing the road.
Please see our How to Find us page.
Health and Safety
Please take note, upon arrival, of fire exits. In the event of an accident, please inform staff at the reception desk.
Free Preliminary Visit for Teachers
Teachers are entitled to a free preliminary visit to help plan your trip and familiarise yourself with the museum environment. This can take place during the week or at weekends. Please let staff at the welcome desk know the date of your pre-booked school visit.
If you have any additional questions, please contact a member of the Education Team on 01285 655611.