Learning with the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

  • We are currently offering self-guided tours for schools.
  • We have a loan box service on different curriculum themes such as Romans, Pre-History and WW1/2. These are avaliable for loan by schools, home educators and community groups.
  • As a local schools and college resource we also offer work experience and placement opportunities.

Please call to discuss your requriements 01271 346747 or email museum@northdevon.gov.uk

Email museum@northdevon.gov.uk

Resources available

Free Teaching Resources

For our free prehistory teaching resources please click HERE

For our free World War I local history resources please click HERE

Please contact museum@northdevon.gov.uk for any particular curriculum needs to see if we can help.

Self Guided Visits

Teacher-led visits are free.

Rooms for baggage and lunch can be organised, subject to availability.

Students are welcome to sketch and take notes but no wet or messy media such as watercolours or charcoals are allowed. Photographs can be taken, preferably without flash, in all but the temporary exhibition galleries.

No eating is allowed in the galleries, but you are welcome to take a snack break out on the square or by arranging the the use of the Learning Room subject to availability.

What we require from you

Please do:

  • Book your visit by emailing museum@northdevon.gov.uk or telephoning 01271 346747
  • Familiarise yourself with The Museum and formulate your own risk assessment.
  • Plan a suitable venue for your lunch break. Rooms can be arranged for lunch but food and drink may not be consumed in the galleries.
  • Upon arrival at the main entrance please register with staff/volunteers to confirm that adult:child ratios are correct.
  • Keep access to galleries and exits clear.

Supervision

Maximum group size 30.

One teacher must be QTS accredited (Qualified Teacher Status) and there must also be an additional teacher to circulate between groups. We would recommend splitting up large groups during the visit.

  • Children aged 0 – 4 1 adult: 3 children
  • Children aged 5 – 7 (KS1) 1 adult: 6 children
  • Children aged 8 -11 (KS2) 1 adult: 10 children
  • Children aged 12 and over (KS3 +) 1 adult: 15 children

Accompanying adults should not have babies/toddlers/buggies with them.

Room hire for bags and lunch

If you require space to deposit bags and to have lunch please inform the museum when arranging the visit. 


Loans Collections

Available for use in schools or other educational settings:

  • Victorian Washday
  • Pre-History
  • Toys through the Ages
  • Romans
  • World War II

Loans collections are charged at the rate of £10.00 per week.


Facilities available

If you would like to visit the museum we currently offer self-guided tours for schools and large groups. 

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