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Plan Your Visit


The standard school visit runs 10am-12.30pm for the tour and workshop. Our tours run every 20 minutes so this can be flexible. Full day visits 10am-2.30pm are possible depending on the topic.

Group size

Up to 35 students (1 class), or 65 students (2 classes) if booked with a workshop. Up to 90 students (3 classes) is possible for a full day visit depending on the topic. One adult is admitted free with every 10 children, 1:5 for KS1. Free familiarisation visit available for group organisers.


£7.95 per child (up to the age of 16) for a guided tour and a workshop. Additional workshop charged at £1.50 per child.


There is a dedicated coach drop-off point on site and coach parking close by.


Schools booking a tour and workshop will have free use of the lunchroom as part of their visit. Schools booking a tour only can use the lunch room (depending on availability) for an additional £1 per student.


All teachers booking a group will receive a free Teachers’ Pack with essential visit information and ideas, devised in collaboration with practising teachers.

To find out more about the resources, opportunities for schools and information about our workshops please contact


For more information please contact

To make a booking please call us on 01904 261262, or email us at Our group bookings office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm.