St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Open Tues-Sat: 10am-4pm

01590 676969

Schools Programme

We offer immersive, enjoyable and memorable learning experiences aimed at supporting the teaching of History, Science, English, Geography and Art & Design.

All workshops are delivered by our team of Interpreter Demonstrators who have experience working with children and young people in arts & heritage settings.

If you would like help planning your visit, please contact the Learning & Engagement team on 01590 676969.

Browse our full programme below

KS1 Programme
Toys In The Past

Toys In The Past

A fantastic introduction to a range of toys from the past, drawing comparisons between modern & old toys and how they were made.

Curriculum Link

History: changes within living memory
Science: everyday materials

KS2 Programme
Fantastic Fossil

Fantastic Fossil

A chance to learn about pre-historic fossils and how they form. During the session groups will handle real dinosaur bones & create their own fossils using plaster of paris. 

Curriculum Link

Science: rocks
Geography: physical geography

The Smugglers of Lymington

The Smugglers of Lymington

Uncover the secret work of a smuggler and learn about this local and lucrative trade in Lymington through a variety of hands on activities and exploration of the museum. 

Curriculum Link

History: a local history study
English: competent in the arts of speaking and listening

St. Barbe Art Programme
St Barbe Art Programme

These creative sessions developed for schools and groups are centred around our temporary exhibitions displayed in the main gallery. During the session participants will be encouraged to look at the art work in a more critical way, indentifying the differing art styles, whilst also developing their own artistic opinions. This will be drawn out through group discussions and hands-on art activities. The format is adaptable across the age groups and links to the curriculum from KS1-KS4.

We can also offer sketch book making activities and drawing exercises which are designed to support and develop art skills. 

Curriculum Link

Art: evaluate and analyse creative works
English: listening, discussing and expressing views


If your group or class cannot make it to St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery for a session there is good chance we can come to you. Several of our KS1-KS2 workshops programmes can be delivered off-site, please contact the learning team for more details:

We are currently updating our schools programme.

Please call us for more information.