Free Self-led Class Visits. Bring your class along to enjoy our exhibitions. Morning or afternoon slots are available (9.30-11.30am or 1-3pm as a general rule), but these must be booked in advance.
Teacher Packs. For each new exhibition, we create a bespoke Teacher Pack exploring the objects and any curriculum links, with creative writing, art and analytical activities. These can be downloaded, and hard copies are available on site. The packs also include details of our other projects and opportunities your school/college might be interested in.
Staff-led Visit or Talk. We will deliver your session (which will last up to 2 hours) at a cost of £50. We can provide a bespoke talk based on the current exhibition or displays, with a maximum total group size of 40 (including teaching staff).
Behind-the-scenes Visit (Prescot Museum only). Find out how we look after the objects in our collection and go up to the Museum Store to see objects that are not on display. Please note: the maximum group size for a behind-the-scenes visit to Prescot Museum is 30 children plus staff, or 20 adults due to the confined space in the Museum Store, and it can only be reached via three flights of stairs.
Resources for Schools. At Kirkby Gallery, our Studio Space is a dedicated area of the gallery for use as an educational space for classes and families, packed with writing and drawing activities and all the resources a group might need, including: clipboards, light boxes, a large-scale drawing station, a range of bespoke activity sheets and art books relating to the exhibition. Similar resources are available at Prescot Museum, so your pupils will have everything they need to make the most of their visit.
Teacher First Events (Kirkby Gallery only). Each time our exhibition changes, we host a Teacher First event – it’s a great opportunity for teaching staff to have a preview of the exhibition before it opens to the public. Familiarise yourself with the works on display and any themes you may wish to explore with your students. You can discover more about class visits to the exhibition and the activities and resources on offer.
To book your session, we need your full contact details (telephone, email and school address), the name of the teacher accompanying the visit, the date and time options of the session/s you would like. If you have any special requirements as part of your visit, please inform us at the point of booking.
Contact Tina Ball on 0151 443 5617 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum already have an established ‘Friends of’ membership for individuals and families. We are now offering membership up to our local Schools and Colleges.
The aim is to give schools and colleges with an interest in the arts and learning outside the classroom the opportunity to support the activities in Kirkby Gallery and Prescot Museum, along with the purchase of new works and community engagement activities of the Gallery and Museum.
The benefits of being a member include:
- 1 x 6 month loan of a ‘mini museum’ or ‘little BIG art gallery’
- 1 x Large exhibition poster or print
- 1 x Art loan for 6 months (subject to availability)
- Priority bookings for class / group visits to Kirkby Gallery
- Priority entry into the Open Art exhibition (we will frame up to 5 artworks)
- Class goody bags for each visit to either Kirkby Gallery or Museum (subject to availability)
Annual membership fee rates:
£100 (Primary & Secondary Schools)
£200 (Colleges of Further Education)
£400 (Higher Education establishments)