Schools Programme

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens has been selected by the Royal Collection Trust to be one of 12 venues across the UK to host the exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci drawings. The exhibition will run from 1 February – 6 May 2019.

This is the largest exhibition of the artist’s work ever to be seen in the North East and is a unique opportunity for schools in Sunderland and the wider region to experience his art. An exciting schools programme is planned to help pupils explore Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with science and art. Themes in the exhibition include anatomy, engineering, botany, cartography, portraiture and sculpture.

Due to anticipated demand, all school visits to the Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition must be pre-booked in the exclusive school slots.

Schools and other learning groups wishing to make a booking or special arrangements should contact our Public Engagement & Learning Team: 0191 561 2323 or e-mail

Packages for Schools

4 February – 3 May 2019
Please select your Leonardo da Vinci package from the following options.

For all packages the following options are available:
• A full day visit can be made up using the teacher-led Draw like Leonardo and Inventors trails around the Museum. These resources will be available to download soon.
• Packed lunch spaces are available (must be pre-booked)
• Option to book a place at the Think Like Leonardo: Unleash Creativity Through STEAM CPD on Sunday 3 February 10am – 1pm. £20 per place.
• Option to include Discover in a Day Arts Award at £3.75 per pupil, booklets and moderation included. (Not available with the Basic Package)

To discuss the suitability of different packages for your school or learning group please contact the Public Engagement & Learning Team on 0191 5612323 or