Secondary Education

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens welcomes visiting secondary schools at all key stages. Schools can book teacher-led visits and facilitated introductions and tours of our collections or special exhibitions led by museum learning staff.

There are resources available to support school visits including Museum in a Box artefact boxes and taxidermy animal specimens for pre or post-visit activities in the classroom. Visit the School Workshops, Learning Resources and Museum in a Box pages to find out more.

Teachers can work with Museum learning staff to plan tailored workshops for your school on topics related to the museum collections, e.g. costume, textile crafts, local heroes, local industry and world cultures. These can be delivered in the Museum or in-school. Charges apply to all museum-led workshops.

Museum learning staff can support creative career days in schools with talks and presentations. We can also deliver in-school assemblies to promote special exhibitions and events. Please note charges usually apply to outreach activities.

The Museum offers work experience opportunities for pupils at KS4 and 5 and volunteer opportunities during school holidays and occasional weekends. To find out more please contact the Public Engagement & Learning Team on 0191 5612323 or e-mail museumlearning@sunderland.gov.uk.