Museums & Galleries

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Bring the Victorian age alive with these historical visits


Take your students on a trip back in time to the Victorian period with some of these outings, ranging from top museums to historic venues.

Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition, Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum welcomes back schools with Ancient Egypt display


Manchester Museum has reopened its doors following a three-year, £15 million transformation project, with its debut display highlighting Ancient Egypt in all its glory. 

The Wild Escape project

The Wild Escape aims to get thousands of schools visiting museums


The Wild Escape, inspired by the new Sir David Attenborough BBC series Wild Isles, aims to get thousands of children to visit museums and highlight the threat to our natural environment.

The British Museum, London

‘Once in a generation chance’ to see golden artefacts at the British Museum


Schools are being invited to the British Museum’s Luxury and power: Persia to Greece exhibition which shines a spotlight on the relationship between luxury and political power in the first millennium BC. 

Science Museum, London

Engineers exhibition at Science Museum explores how they ‘change the world’


School visits to London’s Science Museum will soon include Engineers, a large gallery which aims to inspire students with future careers, while also challenging the common misconceptions of what engineers do and why they’re important.

Kids in Museums Takeover Day

Kids take over several museums to celebrate their impact on wellbeing


Dozens of museums, galleries, archives and heritage sites across the UK were taken over by young people as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2022.

Young V&A

Young V&A opening in 2023 will ‘unlock children’s creativity’


The V&A has released details about the new national museum, Young V&A, as well as highlights of its 2023 programme. 

Pupils in a Science lesson

5 of the best: science experiences for schools


There’s nothing like interactive learning to bring the subject of science to life. Here are some school-friendly museums and attractions that give students a real taste of the excitement that has fascinated scientists through the ages.

Shuri's Lab at Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery

Innovative ‘Technicians’ gallery at Science Museum aims to inspire careers


The vital but often unseen role of technicians is explored in the new Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery, which is now open at the Science Museum London. 

Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol launches £500,000 appeal to grow its schools programme


Aerospace Bristol is aiming to inspire the next generation of STEM workers by launching Engineering Futures, a fundraising campaign to support school trips to the Filton museum.

Weald & Downland Living Museum

Weald & Downland Living Museum supports school trips through bursary scheme


A travel bursary scheme from the team at Weald & Downland Living Museum has been made available to provide support for schools and affordable opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom.

KidZania London

KidZania London’s Careers Festival returns to inspire the next generation


KidZania London will once again host its Careers Festival, described as a week of broadening horizons and showing students how what they learn at school can lead to an exciting future.

Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum to create immersive green space and learning centre


A new outdoor garden to be created at London’s Natural History Museum will allow children to embrace nature and biodiversity outside the classroom.

Imperial War Museum

School visits to the Imperial War Museum enhanced with two new learning centres


Learning spaces at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) are now open to complement the Second World War Galleries and The Holocaust Galleries, making the London attraction the first museum in the world to house both displays under the same roof. 

Jodrell Bank

School groups invited to explore Jodrell Bank’s new attraction


A new attraction has opened at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire which tells the story of the site’s remarkable development over the years and its role during the Cold War and Space Race.  

Science Museum, London

Introducing a STEM careers experience for 11-16 year olds at the Science Museum

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Experience what it’s like to work behind the scenes on a blockbuster film set, make drugs in a medical laboratory, fix faults atop a wind turbine and more at the Science Museum’s new interactive careers gallery in London.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Dinosaur Takeover Week to allow pupils to walk on the wild side


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has announced it will be hosting a Dinosaur Takeover Week later this year in a bid to bring students closer to the prehistoric beasts.

Girls in STEM at the British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum to host ‘Girls in STEM’ day


The special Curriculum Day on 29th June will feature a host of interactive activities to inspire girls with their future careers across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Comic artist Gary Northfield at The Phoenix Comic Festival

Story Museum to inspire the next generation of comic creators


An exhibition at The Story Museum in Oxford aims to take pupils on an interactive journey through the comic making process.

Machine Memoirs: Space, The Reel Store

Two million images of space on display at immersive digital gallery


A new digital art gallery is set to open in Coventry as part of the UK City Of Culture celebrations, with schools invited to book special slots to experience 360-degree cinematic views of futurist images.

Saffron Walden Museum, Essex

Exclusive school visits on offer at Saffron Walden Museum


Saffron Walden Museum in Essex is offering schools exclusive access on Tuesdays when the museum is closed to the public, so pupils can make the most of their learning experience.

Titanic: Honour & Glory

Artefacts recovered from the Titanic in new exhibition


Titanic: Honour & Glory is a new exhibition enabling school groups to explore the legacy of the famous ship at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent.

London Transport Museum, Joe's Busy Bus

London Transport Museum launches workshops for schools


London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is welcoming back school groups with two new facilitated onsite workshops suitable for KS1 and KS2 pupils.


Workshops announced for Stonehenge exhibition at the British Museum


The British Museum has announced a programme of workshops for schools visiting its major exhibition on Stonehenge which will see over 430 objects brought together in a special spectacle on the history of the ancient monument. 

National Museum of Food

Museum of East Anglian Life to relaunch as National Museum of Food


The Museum of East Anglian Life in Suffolk will become a multi-sensory attraction, helping children to understand where food comes from and the impact of our choices past, present and future.

National Space Centre, Home Planet exhibition

National Space Centre to open interactive gallery for schools


The National Space Centre in Leicester has begun work to develop a new gallery dedicated to Earth, with pupils able to explore how satellite data is vital for managing our relationship with the air, water and land of our home in space when complete. 

The Box educational sessions

5 top experiences outside the classroom for SEND pupils


From inspiring History sessions to sensory workshops and musical lessons, here are five brilliant school trip ideas for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). 

National Justice Museum Takeover Day

Young people support climate action at UK museums


Around 70 museums, galleries, archives and heritage sites were taken over by young people for the annual Kids in Museums Takeover Day which saw pupils getting away from their classrooms to talk about climate action.

Museum of London

Quiet Days unveiled for SEND pupils at the Museum of London


Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can experience the Museum of London to themselves in a new Quiet Day initiative from the education team.

World Museum, Liverpool

Doctor Who exhibition among exciting displays from National Museums Liverpool


Schools can choose from a programme of exhibitions and galleries across the spring and summer term, featuring across all seven venues under the National Museums Liverpool brand, including a Doctor Who display.

Museum of Oxford

Museum of Oxford reopens for school visits following extensive refurbishment


The Museum of Oxford, which is dedicated to telling the history of the city and its people, has reopened with a series of workshops aimed at schools.

Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery at the Science Museum

Science Museum announces free interactive STEM gallery for secondary school pupils


The Science Museum in London has revealed that a new interactive gallery aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds will celebrate the role of technicians and aim to inspire pupils in the world of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

World of James Herriot

World of James Herriot encourages school visits with a welcome video


The World of James Herriot in Thirsk, Yorkshire, has released a video to welcome back schools to the former home of the famous vet.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum announces schools programme to create “young urban nature champions”


The Natural History Museum is inviting schools across the UK to join its new education programme, Explore: Urban Nature, which is designed to provide children with the skills to engage with and protect their local environment.

Dorset Museum

Dorset Museum welcomes back schools following a £16.4 million redevelopment


Schools can now book visits to Dorset Museum following a huge redevelopment project which has seen the addition of four permanent gallery spaces and a special exhibitions space.

David Livingstone Birthplace Museum

New education and workshop space at David Livingstone Birthplace museum


Schools are invited to book visits to the David Livingstone Birthplace in Scotland, which has had a major transformation. 

Titus T rex is King exhibition

T. rex exhibition forms new education programme in Nottingham


The first real Tyrannosaurus rex to be displayed in England for more than a century will arrive at Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum this summer with an exclusive school programme available. 

Milnthorpe Primary School at Lake Windermere

School kids return to attractions in the Lake District for first trip after lockdown


The first school trip since lockdown has taken place on Windermere Lake and surrounding attractions, with pupils enjoying outdoor lessons involving boats, trains and automobiles.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

School trip memories: CLOtC’s Anne Hunt on experiencing living history


Dr Anne Hunt, CEO of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, describes the importance of her trip to the Weald & Downland Living Museum.

Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre unveils STEM outreach sessions


A new at-school programme of activities has been designed by the team at Winchester Science Centre to include explosive demonstrations and different workshops linking to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 

KidZania London

Schools celebrate becoming ambassadors for KidZania London


Three new Ambassador Schools have been announced to help support KidZania London’s mission to offer hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.

Workshop at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum unveils ‘Homework Club’ for pupils


The Natural History Museum has launched its #NHMHomeworkClub initiative, which invites children learning at home to join in with weekly educational activities covering different topics.

RAF Museum

RAF Museum introduces online lockdown workshops


With schools and the museum both currently closed, the team have adapted the sessions usually on offer to video format, with accompanying teacher sheets providing ideas to use with their class before and after. 

Science Museum CPD course

Science Museum Group launches free online CPD sessions for teachers


The group, which includes the Science Museum in London and the National Railway Museum in York, has launched the free resources in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Box educational sessions

The Box unveils new education programme for pupils of all ages and abilities


Cultural and heritage attraction, The Box in Plymouth, has announced details of its new extensive education programme spanning prehistoric mammoths to the present day.

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park keen for pupils to take part in virtual sessions to support the attraction


Bletchley Park is calling on schools to take part in its new virtual learning sessions, which aims to bring the best of the attraction to the classroom, and demonstrate how popular it they can be,  so that jobs within its learning team can be saved.

RAF Museum

Free school sessions at RAF Museums in London & Shropshire from September


The RAF Museum is offering free sessions, with activities to meet social distancing guidelines, until January 2021.

KidZania London

KidZania London: for lessons you can’t teach

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KidZania London believes in letting aspirations and inspirations soar through experiential, hands-on learning experiences.

Birmingham Museums Trust art competition

Birmingham Museums Trust launches art competition in lockdown


The trust has moved this year’s Inspire art competition online to encourage people of all ages to get creative for their well-being and be inspired by what they can see.

Ecuador football shirt

National Football Museum helps pupils learn about the evolution of kit design


The National Football Museum in Manchester has introduced ‘Strip! How Football Got Shirty’, a new website that teaches children about the inspiration beind some of football’s most memorable jerseys.

Woburn Safari Park

7 places for fantastic school trips in England


With the Coronavirus affecting school visits abroad for now, there’s plenty of top attractions closer to home for future planning towards the end of this year and into the next.

Museum of Brands

New exhibition at Museum of Brands explores influential advertising


School rates are available for When Brands Take a Stand, an exhibition showcasing inspirational and debated advertising campaigns from history.

The Story Museum

The Story Museum’s creative spaces will open in April


The Story Museum in Oxford will reopen on 4th April following a £6 million development of the storytelling space’s installations and galleries.

Novium Museum

Prehistoric discoveries at new Mystery Warrior exhibition


Schools can learn about a newly discovered Iron Age warrior at the Novium Museum in Chichester, and pair a visit with a themed workshop. 

Shell's Nicky Balfour Penney with pupil Rowanand his finished poster

Beaulieu welcomes SEND students to create contemporary artwork


Pupils from a specialist arts college for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) children were invited to the National Motor Museum’s Shell Heritage Art Collection at Beaulieu to create posters inspired by the display.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Immersive Van Gogh experience extends its run


The experience, which showcases animated versions of more than 200 Vincent Van Gogh paintings, has extended its run in York and will also open in Leicester. 

River Thames

Discount travel for schools on board Thames Clippers boats


The River Thames boat service is offering a 10% discount to school groups visiting London attractions, with a bonus reduction for trips to the Tate Britain.

Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum to open Special Exhibitions Gallery


The new space at the Manchester museum is due to open in October 2020, and its first exhibition will explore code-breaking and communications.

Medicine and Bodies gallery at the Science Museum

School sleepovers among Science Museum’s plans for next year


London’s Science Museum will host a range of school-friendly events next year, coinciding with the opening of its huge gallery dedicated to medical history.

Year 3 Photoshoot at Tyssen Community Primary School

Tate Britain exhibition features over half of London’s primary schools


Steve McQueen’s Year 3: A Portrait of London is a mass portrait of London’s youth that’s going on display this month.

Beasts of London School Session

Beasts of London immersive experience now open to schools in London


The museum of London has revealed Beasts of London, a new immersive, digital experience that will ‘take you and your pupils on a journey through the capital’s past.’

Beaulieu education session

Smuggling and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang among Beaulieu & Buckler’s Hard highlights


A new smuggling-themed maritime education programme and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exhibition are on offer for teachers visiting Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard this year. 

Blaise Castle House Museum

New workshops at Blaise Castle House Museum include hands-on toy sessions


Bristol’s Blaise House Museum has launched a new programme of school workshops, covering everything from Science and Literacy to Drama and History. 

London Museum of Water & Steam

Exciting Science: London Museum of Water & Steam


Take your pupils to learn about the water cycle at the London Museum of Water & Steam.

The Jewish Museum

Religion outside the classroom: Jewish Museum, London


The Jewish Museum in London can teach GCSE students about religion.

Science Museum

STEM to be explored in new Science Museum exhibition


A new exhibition at London’s Science Museum was recently unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen, and will focus on communication technologies, tying in with the STEM curriculum.

Science Museum

New exhibition at London's Science Museum will explore driving technology


A new exhibition at London’s Science Museum will explore what the future holds for driving technology.

Nelson Mandela

Explore the life of Nelson Mandela in London’s new exhibition


The new exhibition in London Waterloo, now on until June 2019, will see students educated on Nelson Mandela’s journey from childhood to becoming South Africa’s first black president.

The Clink Prison is opening a new workshop this autumn

New educational exhibition to launch at London’s Clink Prison


The new exhibition at the Clink Prison Museum in Southwark will explore tales of religious theories and traitors.

National Space Centre Leicester

Schools can see Tim Peake’s spacesuit at National Space Centre


Tim Peake’s spacesuit will form part of the National Space Centre’s new exhibition, opening this summer.

Chessington World of Adventures School Trips

What’s new for educational trips in 2019


Every year brings with it a new selection of workshops, learning spaces and sites suitable for students.

Inspire a love for Literacy

Some of the best places to inspire a love for Literacy


From learning about a famous author to enjoying storytelling sessions, an English-themed educational visit can instil a love for Literacy.

Bristol Museums

Bristol Museums to host new educational sessions in 2019


Bristol Museums will be hosting new school workshops this year, teaching a variety of subjects from History to Art.

The Red House

The Red House receives grant to extend educational offering


Britten-Pears Foundation’s The Red House in Aldeburgh is among 12 museums and historic sites which have been granted funding in the Royal Society’s Places of Science scheme.

Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead at the opening of BODY WORLDS. Photo credit: Jason Byne.

Unforgettable experience at new BODY WORLDS museum


STO visited the incredible new museum experience in London, BODY WORLDS, to see what’s on offer for schools.

Murder Mystery workshop at Beamish

Murder Mystery: Beamish Museum


Beamish is an award-winning open air museum which vividly recreates life in North East England in the early 1800s, early 1900s and 1940.

Tim Peake exhibition at National Museum Cardiff

Tim Peake’s spacecraft presented in new exhibition


Schools visiting the National Museum Cardiff between now and February 2019 will be able to see Tim Peake’s spacecraft.

Student examining bugs at the Powell Cotton Museum

Museum Safari: Powell-Cotton Museum


The Powell-Cotton Museum combines amazing collections, a stunning house and extensive gardens. 

Brick Making Workshops at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Victorian Crafts and Activities: The Ironbridge Gorge Museums


Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the 10 award-winning museums in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. 

The Beaney

Mindfulness workshop for schools launched at The Beaney


2019 will see the addition of a new workshop at Canterbury museum, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, to help children practise mindfulness.

All Saints Primary school visiting the Yorkshire Air Museum

Reach for the Sky: Yorkshire Air Museum


Yorkshire Air Museum is home to the only Allied Air Forces Memorial in Europe and is the UK’s largest independent aviation museum with a collection of over 50 aircraft showcasing flight from its very early origins in Yorkshire through to the supersonic age.


5 ways to take computing outside the classroom


We look at five school trip ideas to teach children about computers, technology, and cyber safety.

Learning Arithmetic

Arithmetic experiences outside of the classroom


Here are some Arithmetic-related school trip ideas to inspire Primary school students who are learning their times tables.

St Fagans

School sleepovers available at refurbished St Fagans Museum


St Fagans Museum in Wales has undergone a £30 million redevelopment which has resulted in new learning spaces and the opportunity for schools to stay overnight.

Students at Museum of London.

Thematic History Studies: Museum of London


The Museum of London’s learning offer is designed to support GCSE thematic History studies using London’s rich evidence to investigate its history and people.

Horniman Museum & Gardens

Horniman Museum gains support to offer more for schools


The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London will be able to offer curriculum-linked environmental learning sessions. 


School Travel Awards finalists revealed


Find out who the finalists are for this year’s School Travel Awards, ahead of the ceremony in November.

British Library

British Library launches new Anglo-Saxon workshops


Based on the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War exhibition, the workshops will be suitable for Primary and Secondary schools.

WST - Ackworth School - Paris

Where and when to go on a school trip in 2019


Here's some inspiration for where and when to go on a school trip next year.

Student at Bletchley Park

Codes and Ciphers: Bletchley Park Trust


Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction where school groups can step back in time to experience the stories of the extraordinary achievements of the men and women who worked there.

Future Engineers Gallery - Girl using tech

London Transport Museum’s new gallery to inspire engineers


The new permanent gallery, opening on 19th October will introduce students to the world of engineering.

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum to encourage future engineers


The National Railway Museum’s annual event ‘Future Engineers’ returns this autumn for a third year, with a programme of activities and shows to inspire the engineers of tomorrow.

Student inside the Crown Court

Living History and the Courts: National Justice Museum


National Justice Museum Education delivers inspiring educational visits in the north west, working in partnership with a variety of inspiring venues including law courts and museums. 

wordsworth dove cottage

A Day at Dove Cottage: Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum


Dove Cottage was home to William and Dorothy Wordsworth and is where they wrote their best work, inspired by the beautiful Lake District scenery that surrounded them. 

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Four big names sign up to support School Travel Awards


New London attraction BODY WORLDS, Westminster Abbey, STA Travel and The Original Tour have signed up to back the 2018 School Travel Awards.

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7 ideas for taking Science out of the classroom


Inspiration for your next Science-themed trip, from planetariums to museums and galleries.

Gatton Academy class at Brinsley Headstocks

Life in Victorian Times: The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum


The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is not only as the birthplace of one of Britain’s most significant writers but also as an authentically restored miners’ house from the late 19th century.

A display at BODY WORLDS

Learn about the human body in fascinating new museum


A museum experience will be opening in London this October and will teach school groups all about the human body with the aim to encourage a healthier lifestyle among visitors.

Tower Bridge

Students to delve into Tower Bridge’s history in new exhibition


A new display celebrating the unsung heroes of London’s Tower Bridge has been unveiled and school groups are invited to learn about the iconic landmark’s history.

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National Maritime Museum to open new educational galleries


The National Maritime Museum, part of Royal Museums Greenwich, will be opening four new galleries in September, complemented with a schools programme to match.

Literacy linked trips

Embracing Literacy and Literature through school travel


With International Literacy Day coming up on 8th September, we look at a selection of locations and attractions offering English and Literature links.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds launches ‘fake news’ workshop


Madame Tussauds London is introducing a new workshop for Key Stage 2 and 3 groups, focusing on media and news.

Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

New Chaucer-themed workshop at Canterbury Tales attraction


The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction is launching a new workshop to coincide with its education day this autumn.


VisitScotland reveals new literature linked trail


School groups visiting Scotland can now enjoy a trail which includes an array of fairy-tale and storybook features, tying in with Literacy studies.

Royal Albert Hall

Primary ideas for taking Music outside the classroom


We round up a selection of school trips to music themed attractions that offer educational benefits to visiting students.

Safety on trips

The first steps towards planning a safe school trip


Whether it’s your first time organising or your fiftieth, safety is something that will always be in the foreground when planning a successful school trip.


10 school trip ideas: Religious Education


Taking your pupils outside of the classroom in order to visit a religious building – or simply a school trip with a religious focus - can definitely enhance subsequent RE lessons.

Wooden Eskimo googles Credit Science Museum Group Collection

Science Museum to host educational exhibition about the Sun


The new display, due to open in October, will invite pupils to learn about the power of the Sun and its role in the solar system.

The Discovery Zone at The Beatles Story has received an upgrade.

Giant floor piano among new features at The Beatles Story


Several new features are now on offer for school visits to the Liverpool attraction, the world’s largest permanent exhibition devoted to the story of The Beatles.

Science Museum

Openings to look forward to in the new school year


We take a look at new school workshops, launches and trips to get you in the planning mood for September.

Outward Bound Trust

Outward Bound Trust highlights generous funding offering


The Outward Bound Trust has revealed that in 2017, 80% of its educational participants were given funding in order to help them pay for their trip.

Yorkshire Sculpture International

Education programme confirmed for Yorkshire Sculpture International


The first Yorkshire Sculpture International will take place in September 2019 with a supporting education programme.

A school workshop at M Shed in Bristol

Free Secondary schools event and new exhibition at Bristol Museums


Secondary schools are invited to a free event at Bristol’s M Shed to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave women the vote.


Celebrate how the body works


Liz Smallman, head of learning at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, introduces the attraction’s new curriculum-focused All About Me Gallery, highlighting the social and enrichment opportunities it can offer to school groups.

A new learning programme has been launched at the RAF Museum in London

New Learning Programme launched at RAF Museum London


Teachers will be able to book new workshops and activities as part of a new Learning Programme at the RAF Museum in Colindale, London.

Big Seaweed Search

Big Seaweed Search provides LOtC opportunity for schools


School groups of all ages are being invited to help monitor the effects of environmental change on Britain’s seas.

Creative arts

How the creative arts can be explored on a school trip


We round up some trip ideas linking to creative subjects and look at why they are so crucial for education.

Worcester Cathedral

New learning centre at Worcester Cathedral


A Centre for Learning, Heritage and Arts is being created after Worcester Cathedral received a £1.2m National Lottery grant for developments.

KidZania London

KidZania events announced for the next school year, plus early booking discounts


Those planning ahead to September can take advantage of KidZania’s offering, with details of its upcoming events already announced.

St Davids Cathedral

New trail to teach children about bee conservation


St Davids in Wales has recently been announced as the first ‘Bee Friendly’ city in the country and has launched a themed tourist trail, suitable for school children.

Manchester Museum

More school visits expected at refurbished Manchester Museum


Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, has received a grant for a major expansion project which expects to see thousands more school pupils visit each year.


Trips to celebrate World Ocean Day for Schools


We take a look at some ocean-inspired trips to tie in with a new initiative, World Ocean Day for Schools, which aims to engage the younger generation in conversations about the world’s oceans.

Science Museum

Science Museum introduces new educational session


The museum in London has recently introduced a new school session to its educational programme which ties in with Science and Engineering.

British Museum

10 of the best: London attractions to visit with your school


A look at what’s on offer at the capital’s ten top visitor attractions. 

Cover artwork for 'The BFG' (Jonathan Cape%2C 1982) Copyright Quentin Blake

Teacher workshops to coincide with BFG exhibition


Taking place this July at The Bowes Museum in County Durham will be an interactive course for teachers, accompanying The BFG in Pictures exhibition.

Children dressed up at Shakespeare Centre

English trips for KS3


Trips outside the classroom can often enhance students’ learning and enjoyment of a subject. Here, we take a look at visits that complement the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for English in reading, writing and speaking and encourage pupils to develop an interest in the subject.

Photo Month

5 school trips to celebrate Photo Month


May is officially Photo Month, making this the perfect time to seek out some school trips all about photography, filming, imagery and camera work.

Developing English language

Developing English language and communication in Primary school children


We look at ways to develop spoken and written English in Primary aged pupils through learning outside the classroom.

Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre launches STEM school trips


From September, school children are invited to embrace Science and take a guided ‘mission through space’ as part of Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium’s new STEM experience.

The V%26A Museum

5 free museums schools will love to visit


To celebrate Museum Week (23rd to 29th April) we take a look at five free museums that offer school visits.

Artist impression of Neuron Pod

Works begins on new Science learning centre in London


A new learning centre is now under construction in London’s East End which aims to encourage schools to enter careers in Science.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

10 school trip ideas: whatever the weather


With such an unpredictable climate in the UK, it can sometimes be tricky to come up with venues that are suitable for all conditions. Here are some ideas for school visits, come rain or come shine.

The Black Country Living Museum demonstration

Accident Investigators: Black Country Living Museum


Boost your students’ learning and engagement through hands-on, immersive experiences they’ll never forget at The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.

SEA LIFE Blackpool

SEA LIFE Blackpool launches turtle conservation area


The Merlin attraction has now opened its doors to its new turtle rescue zone which allows visitors to learn about conservation.

Autism Awareness Week

Five autism-friendly school trip ideas


To mark Autism Awareness Week, we’ve rounded up some attractions which cater for children with autism to make your next trip inclusive for all.

World Rugby Museum

Teaching Physical Education beyond the classroom


School Travel Organiser looks at different ways to get pupils interested in Physical Education, from specialist museums to sporting tours.


Dates and details announced for CLOtC conference


The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has announced the date of this year’s annual conference, which will be held at the Black Country Living Museum.


How to make your school museum trip a success


Six top tips to make the most of your school trip including advice from Anne Neary, head teacher of Hampton Vale Primary School in Peterborough.

Script to Screen

Workshops and tours unveiled at The Emmerdale Studio Experience


Script to screen educational workshops have now launched in Yorkshire at The Emmerdale Studio Experience, among the first of its kind outside of London.

The Deep

Five attractions where schools can celebrate Science Week


To mark Science Week this year, why not take your school on an interactive school trip? We round up some of the best attractions offering workshops and activities with a Science theme.

National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum to offer more for schools


The conclusion of a £28 million improvement programme is expected to see the Staffordshire-based arboretum welcome a record number of visitors this year, including more school groups.

Dippy at Dorset County Museum

Follow Dippy the Diplodocus as he tours the UK


Once the centre piece at London’s Natural History Museum, Dippy, a huge diplodocus skeleton, is currently visiting venues across the UK.

Museum of Brands

Museum of Brands to focus on sustainability


The Museum of Brands in London has revealed a new display and accompanying student resources on the debate on packaging and environmental sustainability.

Illustration by Natalie Pudalov

Alice in Wonderland exhibition to open at The Story Museum


The Story Museum in Oxford has announced it will be opening It’s Always Tea Time, an exhibition of artworks from across the globe, depicting one of the most famous tea parties of all time, tying in with Art and Literacy.

Lincoln Cathedral

Teacher training days at Lincoln Cathedral


Free teacher training days will be hosted at Lincoln Cathedral to provide support for those teaching History in local areas.

The Red House

Opera in a Day: The Red House


Create an ‘Opera in a Day’ was the task for 22 Year 3 and Year 4 students from Southwold Primary School when they visited The Red House in Aldeburgh, the home of the world-famous composer, Benjamin Britten.

Artist impression of the transformation at NRM

Wonderlab to be opened at National Railway Museum


The National Railway Museum in York has revealed its plans to ignite young minds through the creation of an interactive engineering gallery called Wonderlab.

The Science Museum

Science Museum reveals details of Medical Careers Day


The Science Museum in London will be inviting schools to take part in a full day of activities linking to the medical profession this May.

The World of Beatrix Potter

Top ten places inspired by Literature


With World Book Day edging closer, we suggest some school trip ideas to get pupils enthusiastic about reading and writing.

Predators at Longleat

Longleat’s Predators exhibition suitable for all Key Stages


This year, Longleat in Wiltshire will be hosting a display of animatronic predators, including sharks, crocodiles and bears, which can be used to support the Science curriculum.

World Museum

Terracotta Warriors exhibition offers a school trip “to remember”


School groups are invited to explore one of the world’s most astonishing historical discoveries.

Millennium Bridge

Schools to visit the Great Exhibition of the North for free


The Great Exhibition of the North, set to open this June, has revealed details of it’s schools offering, including free visits and trails.

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit show to return to The World of Beatrix Potter


The show, Where is Peter Rabbit?, is suitable for school groups and will return to the Cumbria attraction this summer.

Education Centre

Five ways to learn with the Houses of Parliament


We look at all that is on offer at The Houses of Parliament, from online resources to educational visits with your school group.

Science Week

Science Week announced at the British Motor Museum


Building on its education programme, the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire has announced the launch of a Science Week for schools during the spring term.

Jurassic World

Win a chance to meet Sir David Attenborough at Jurassic exhibition in York


The York Museum’s Trust has announced that Sir David Attenborough will be opening its new exhibition, Jurassic World, and York schools can enter a competition to meet him.

Shanghai Tower

Science and Media Museum to celebrate engineering with 3D film


The Science and Media Museum in Bradford has announced it will be celebrating the Year of Engineering with a 3D IMAX film alongside school events.

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New BFG themed workshop at Canterbury Museums & Galleries


This year sees an updated programme of learning activities on offer at Canterbury Museums & Galleries, including a new Roald Dahl workshop.

Horniman Museum

6 great ideas for a Music themed school trip


We select a handful of attractions that offer Music trips for schools, from visits to see musicals, to percussion sessions.

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Education offered with V&A’s Winnie-the-Pooh exhibition


The V&A Museum in London has recently opened a new exhibition looking at Winnie-the-Pooh, and offers education to coincide with it.

Study reveals positive impact of school trips

Study by Oxford education group reveals positive effect of school trips


A new study has revealed that UK school children are attending an average of three school trips a year, a result approved by parents.

Children using ipads

Using phones and digital technology for school trips


We look at ways to teach children about internet safety as well as methods to incorporate the use of phones, apps and the internet in a positive manner, with educational benefits when on school trips.

HMS Warrior 1860

National Museum of the Royal Navy announces school workshops


The National Museum of the Royal Navy, which looks after many museums in a variety of locations, will be offering more for schools in the New Year with new workshops available at its sites.

Paultons Family Theme Park

School trips 2018: what’s new?


2018 will see a range of new workshops, learning spaces and educational events open up to schools. The launches span the age groups and subjects range from Maths to English. Here’s a round-up of all the new things you can expect from the field of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) next year.

Museum of Brands

Teacher event announced at the Museum of Brands


The Museum of Brands in London has released details of a special teacher event which will aim to provide information on educational visits.

The Mail Rail

Q&A with The Postal Museum


The Postal Museum in London opened earlier this year; we talk to Sally Sculthorpe, the learning manager, about the appeal for school trips and what is on offer.

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Trips to get pupils into engineering


A round-up of school trips to get Key Stage 2 to 5 pupils inspired by engineering.

Credit%3A Gamelan Workshops and Sam Peach

Southbank Centre to offer musical workshop next year


The Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre in London will be offering schools a new music workshop from January 2018.

The Blackpool Tower

Primary and Secondary education available at The Blackpool Tower


Earlier this year, The Blackpool Tower extended its schools programme, with more workshops and interactive sessions now available.

Manchester City Stadium Tour

Updated facilities revealed on Manchester City Stadium Tour


Manchester City’s Stadium has revealed new and updated features of its tour, which is suitable for schools.

Twickenham Stadium

New rugby museum at Twickenham to offer education


The newly relocated World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium, in London, will open in February 2018 with a new educational offering.

Canterbury Museums %26 Galleries

Canterbury Museums & Galleries adds and refreshes school workshops


A number of school workshops at Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been renewed this year, with more being added and with links to History and Art.

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum launches trail to improve English Language


York Castle Museum has revealed details of a new trail through the building which aims to aid pupils who are learning the English Language.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum offers new workshops for Key Stage 2


The Natural History Museum in London has recently launched a new workshop for Key Stage 2 and redeveloped another.

Parliament Week

KidZania to take part in Parliament Week


The ‘indoor city run by kids’ will be taking part in Parliament Week on 14th , 15th and 16th November, by inviting children to partake in Parliament related activities.

Creative Writing workshops at Arvon

Trips to inspire creativity


With many children now opting for iPads over colouring books, it’s more important than ever to get pupils enthusiastic about creativity.

Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre

Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre marks ten years of education


Anglian Water’s Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre recently celebrated ten years of education which has involved thousands of school pupils since opening.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World unveils new curriculum-linked talks


Pupils visiting Cadbury World, in Birmingham, will see traditional chocolate making demonstrations on a self-guided tour of the Cadbury World attraction.

Bolton Abbey

Getting pupils enthusiastic about R.E


We look at some ideas for trips that can be tied in with Religious Education.

The Rainforest Rangers Table

New underwater classroom opens at Sea Life Blackpool


Sea Life Blackpool has unveiled a new underwater classroom, suitable for school visits, that provides students with the opportunity to learn about marine life first-hand.

Preparing pupils for later life

Preparing pupils for later life


We focus on some top trip ideas to help prepare pupils for later life including college, university and careers.

York's Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story to offer WWI workshop


York’s Chocolate Story, in York, is now offering Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils a World War One workshop, tying in with the History curriculum.

Cockpit Arts

GCSE Reform: Embracing change


Trips to tie in with the content of the next wave of new GCSEs, including D&T, Media, and Business.


At-Bristol to relaunch as ‘We The Curious’


At-Bristol has announced that it will be undergoing a refurbishment and relaunching as ‘We The Curious’.

Clay hedgehogs

M Shed reveals Key Stage 1 and 2 animal-themed workshops


M Shed has revealed two workshops running on various dates between November and February, suitable for KS1 and 2.

Photography from the exhibition

Science Museum to host Indian culture season


The museum, located in London, will be hosting a season of exhibitions and events which focus on India and its culture which can tie in with the Science, History, Geography and Maths curriculum.

Redfield Edge Primary School Dino Day

Exhibition to coincide with Dinosaur Takeover at Bristol museum


An exhibition that opened in June at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is now offering school workshops to accompany it as well as a Dinosaur Takeover in November.

Alton Towers

10 of the Best Cross Curricular Trips


One trip, multiple subjects; where to go for a truly cross-curricular educational experience, from theme parks to museums.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Top five school trips linked to History


Educational visits to historical locations can help improve classroom outcomes. Here’s some places that are great for a school trip.

The V%26A Museum

V&A launches 2017/18 education programme


The V&A Museum in London has revealed details of its schools programme for the new academic year.

Murder%2C Mystery and Mayhem exhibition

History exhibition launched at King Richard III Visitor Centre


A new exhibition at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has opened and is suitable for Secondary school pupils.

Professor Brian Cox

Madame Tussauds welcomes Brian Cox interactive experience


Madame Tussauds Blackpool has launched two versions of Professor Cox, with an extraordinary 3D hologram of the physicist.

The importance of LOtC

Research Focus: LOtC and the challenging future


STO looks at a new study from Planet Ark that suggests that teaching children outside the classroom can give them the skills they need to tackle the challenges of the future.

Shakespeare's New Place

Explore Shakespeare’s New Place via new virtual app


Shakespeare’s New Place is one of 12 locations that can be seen through a new phone app called England’s Historic Cities, which is described as an ‘augmented reality product.”

School pupils at Kidzania

Tackling PSHE: top attraction ideas


STO takes a look at some school trip ideas for teachers to take their class on a PSHE trip.

British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum launches new schools programme


The series of new workshops and activities will tie in with the curriculum for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Tim Peake

Space Days available for schools at National Science and Media Museum


The National Science and Media Museum has launched a new exhibition which features astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft.

Dippy%2C Natural History Museum

Dippy the dinosaur goes on tour


With the new whale skeleton taking over at the Natural History Museum, the diplodocus skeleton, is off on tour.

The Bank of England Museum

Teaching children about money


STO looks at cross-curricular school trips that teach children about money and budgeting.

The Peace Museum

New schools programme launched at the Peace Museum


A new educational programme has been launched for September at Bradford’s Peace Museum.

Historic Royal Palaces

Bookings open for Historic Royal Palaces’ school programme


Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is now taking bookings for its schools’ programme for the next academic year.

M Shed

M Shed highlights why it’s ideal for schools


A recent teacher takeover event took place at M Shed, in Bristol, and highlighted school benefits.

Legoland Windsor

Instilling passion with Key Stage 3 trips


STO rounds up a selection of top trips for Key Stage 3 pupils, across key subject areas.

CLOtC School Roadshows

Roadshows to focus on learning outside the classroom


The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC), will be hosting three School Roadshows for teachers.

Dino Jaws at Life Science Centre

Dino Jaws exhibition opens at Life Science Centre


A new display is now open at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle, which looks at dinosaur bones.

Artist impression at Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum to expand educational offering


The Black Country Living Museum will be expanding by a third and will include a new learning centre.

Humpback whale

New whale exhibition to open at Natural History Museum


The Natural History Museum has revealed that it will be opening a brand new exhibition from 14th July.

The York Dungeon

New Viking workshop at The York Dungeon


The York Dungeon has launched a new workshop which ties in with the Drama curriculum.

School children at the Pit Stop at Kidzania London

Trips that harness play to educate


An element of play can help to deepen pupils’ learning. So, why is it important and where can you take a school group to?

School children at The British Museum

Top picks for school trips in 2017/18


Dive into this selection of school trip workshops and education sessions that are new for the 2017/18 academic year and available to book now.

Beamish Suffragette activity

Teaching children about voting, elections and politics


There are several school trips available across the UK that are designed to bring politics to life.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Emirates Spinnaker Tower launches new educational resources


The Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth is refreshing its educational offering with three new resources.

Forensic Outreach

Cross curricular learning through crime scene investigation


A look at the work Forensic Outreach does with schools.

The Postal Museum

Learning opportunities unveiled at new Postal Museum


This July will see the opening of the new Postal Museum in London, which will showcase the history of Britain’s mail system.


Getting pupils hands-on during Science trips


STO unearths some school trips that allow pupils to really get hands on with Science.

The National Justice Museum Education

National Justice Museum launches new education programme


The National Justice Museum has revealed details of its new educational programme which is suitable for all Key Stages.

Cadbury World

How to make Maths fun again


The TES recently reported that the Maths sats exams had reduced pupils to tears. Here are a few ideas for school trips that should bring the subject back to life for pupils.

Rainbow Factory

Life after SATS week; school trips to de-stress


As headlines roll out about the negative effects sats are having, we suggest a few feel-good school trips.

Shrek's Adventure!

Merlin introduces new workshops to three London attractions


Madame Tussauds, Shrek’s Adventure! London and The London Dungeon have launched school workshops that link to the curriculum.

The V%26A Museum

How the V&A is championing design education


The V&A’s new DesignLabNation project will provide opportunities for school trips. We decided to find out more.


Improving technology skills with school visits


Ways you can bring ICT to life for school children, in Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Surrey and beyond.

Wand carving

Canterbury Tales conjures up wand carving workshops


The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction in Kent has joined forces with bushcraft specialist, Black Wolf Survival, to offer school groups a new two hour wand carving workshop.

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York Castle Museum opens new sweet exhibition


For school groups with a sweet tooth, a new exhibition has just opened at York Castle Museum which looks at sweets and chocolate from the past.

Quarry Bank Mill

Educational visits to be revamped at Quarry Bank Mill


Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire is currently undergoing a £9.3 million renovation project. STO went along to find out what this means for the future of school trips at the National Trust property.

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School trips to 5 of the UK's quirkiest museums


STO looks at some of the UK’s quirkiest museums and what they offer on the education front.

Vikings%3A Rediscover the Legend

Vikings exhibition to visit multiple UK museums


A new exhibition that focuses on Vikings will be opening this May at a number of UK museums.

School trips benefit teachers

5 ways school trips can be beneficial for teachers


STO rounds up the research to look at the ways in which school trips can have a positive impact on teachers.

A new dinosaur themed exhibition will be opening at the National Museum Cardiff this summer which will welcome school visits.

Dinosaurs to take over National Museum Cardiff from May


A new dinosaur themed exhibition will be opening at the National Museum Cardiff this summer.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Getting a taste of the Isle of Wight first-hand


Over the weekend of 1st and 2nd April, 50 teachers from across the country visited the Isle of Wight.

Skeletons%3A Our Buried Bones

M Shed museum to host Science Week for schools


M Shed museum has announced that between 9th and 12th May, it will be holding a Science Week.

Roman Baths

New Roman Baths learning centre confirmed


The Archway Project, which will transform the Roman Baths’ learning offering, has received a grant of £250,000.

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Hall’s Croft to host Shakespearean medicine exhibition


The Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust has launched a new medical exhibition at Hall’s Croft in Warwickshire.

Cadbury World

Mayan Talk at Cadbury World links to KS2 History


An educational talk about the Mayan people at Cadbury World in Birmingham has been created for Key Stage 2.

Science Oxford Education Centre

Plans revealed for Science education centre in Oxford


The Oxford Trust has announced the go-ahead for the building of a new Science education centre at Stansfeld Park.

Marvellous Mini-Beasts session

Longleat adds new education session to Marvellous Monsters exhibition


The Marvellous Monsters exhibition at Longleat, opening on 8th April, will be introducing a brand new education workshop for schools.

National Science and Media Museum

Name change for National Media Museum


The National Media Museum, Bradford, will change its name to the National Science and Media Museum as of 23rd March.

Spark Engineering Festival at Lincoln Cathedral

Spark Engineering Festival to return to Lincoln in spring


The Spark Engineering Festival which showcases Lincoln’s rich heritage in engineering will return to Lincoln Cathedral in May, and will welcome school groups.

Ravenglass Railway Museum

Re-developed train museum to re-open this summer


Scheduled to re-open in June, the Ravenglass Railway Museum, in the Lake District, will provide schools with brand new experiences.


New combined educational visit in Stratford-upon-Avon


Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm and Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall in Warwickshire have teamed up to create a new joint itinerary for visiting school groups.

The British Motor Museum

Focus on: British Motor Museum


STO takes a look at the educational opportunities available for Primary schools at the British Motor Museum, in subjects like Science and History.

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Literacy theme day at Chiltern Open Air Museum


A trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum, offers schools the chance to take part in a Goodnight Mister Tom Literacy theme day, among others.

The Living Planet Centre provides workshops on topics on the environment%2C wildlife and sustainability

Key Stage 1 & 2 learning at WWF’s Living Planet Centre


The Living Planet Centre in Woking is home to the WWF headquarters and, significantly for schools, an education centre which offers a range of a workshop designed to support the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculums as well as the conservation organisation’s aims.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Itinerary idea: Ancient Egypt at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery


Find out how the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery's Ancient Egyptian session can tie into History, English and Art learning for Key Stage 2 students.

The Brickworks Museum

Brickworks Museum welcomes schools


The Brickworks Museum, in Bursledon in Hampshire, is welcoming school groups for tours and a selection of curriculum linked workshops.

Brewey Tour at Faversham Brewery

School brewery tours available at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre


Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre in Faversham in Kent is now offering educational guided tours of the working Faversham Brewery site for students aged 14 and over.

National Army Museum

New learning centre to open at the National Army Museum


The National Army Museum will be re-opening on 30th March and will incorporate new features including a brand new learning centre.

Weston Park Museum.

Studying History, Geography and more at Weston Park Museum


Weston Park Museum tells the story of Sheffield, from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that have helped shaped the city to become what it is today.

Two Apostles by Raphael.

Art at the Ashmolean: 2017 exhibition details


The Ashmolean Museum, located in the University of Oxford, has revealed its programme of Art exhibitions for 2017.

Tudor World

History days for Key Stages 1 to 3 at Tudor World


Located in Stratford upon Avon, is Tudor World, where pupils studying History can get involved in hands-on, engaging workshops.


Conkers introduces new educational visits for 2017


Conkers, the visitor attraction in Leicestershire, has announced that it will be offering new educational visits this March.

Dr Jenner's House%2C Museum and Garden

Dr Jenner’s House: getting pupils interested in the history of medicine


A school visit to Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden could leave pupils fascinated in the history of medicine and scientific discovery.

National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum launch to be rescheduled


The launch of the National Justice Museum which was planned for February has now been postponed until later in the year.

10 most popular news stories of 2016

10 of the most popular news stories of 2016


We’ve done the maths – these are the most-read news stories from the School Travel Organiser website in 2016. Counting down from ten…

Home Front Experience

Home front learning sessions available in Portsmouth


The Portsmouth Museum will run home front-related workshops for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils next March.

Blue Reef Tynemouth

Blue Reef aquarium in Tynemouth introduces new educational tour


The Blue Reef aquarium in Tynemouth has expanded its educational offering with a new Eco Tour for 2017.

Kent Mining Museum

Spring opening for Kent Mining Museum


A new museum, which will share and celebrate the history of mining in Kent, will open in late spring 2017.


Combined itineraries and educational programmes at Beaulieu


A school trip to Beaulieu provides schools with lessons in Physics, History and Technology.

Pupils at The Workhouse

Itinerary Idea: The Workhouse


Here's what Key Stage 2 pupils can expect on a History and Literacy-themed visit to The Workhouse in Southwell.

International Slavery Museum.

Focus on: International Slavery Museum


The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool explores historical and contemporary slavery and looks at its impact on Africa, South America, the USA, the Caribbean and Western Europe.

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park.

Itinerary idea: History, Science and Art at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park


Find out more about Kent Life Heritage Farm Park’s Second World War Evacuee Experience and Rag Rug Making workshop.

JORVIK centre

Date announced for reopening of JORVIK centre


The JORVIK centre in York is set to reopen on 8th April 2017 after being redeveloped.

A Frogmore mill tour

Focus on: Frogmore Paper Mill


STO finds out what Frogmore Paper Mill offers for schools, including opportunities in History, Science and Art & Design.

Palm House%2C Sefton Park

Art and Science at Palm House, Sefton Park


School Travel Organiser looks at what schools can see and do at Palm House and how trips can tie in with school curriculums.

Eden Project Hotel

Eden Project hotel to have educational facilities


New educational facilities have been confirmed as part of the plans for a hotel at the Eden Project in Cornwall.


Aerospace Bristol to open next summer


Aerospace Bristol, a heritage museum telling the story of the south wests’ aerospace industry, will open in Bristol next summer and will include a dedicated learning centre for school groups.

Framework Knitters Museum

Teacher Tips for Trips: Framework Knitters Museum


Mary Chambers, KS2 teacher, from Hayn Primary School, Sherwood Nottingham, explains why she would recommend a trip to the Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, near Nottingham to study Literacy, History and PSHE.

Dino print

New dino exhibition to support Biology lessons


Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire will host a new exhibition next year, called Dinosaurs of China, which can be used to support lessons in Biology.

The Guardian

Study English, Media and History at The Guardian


Read all about it! The Guardian News & Media Education Centre provides workshops in Media, History and English.

The Fashion Museum, Bath.

Focus on: The Fashion Museum


The Fashion Museum in Bath is home to a collection of contemporary and historic clothing, which students can explore as part its schools programme.

The Photographers' Gallery

Literacy, camera, action! at the Photographers’ Gallery


Workshops in visual Literacy and camera skills are just some of the learning opportunities available at the Photographers' Gallery in London.

Artist impression of the World Heritage Centre

New Roman Baths Learning Centre to be constructed in Bath


A state of the art Learning Centre and additional World Heritage Centre will open in Bath in 2019.

Focus on: The Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum


The Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum in Rochdale aims to tell the story of firefighting in the Greater Manchester region and educate and promote fire safety.

The Canterbury Tales attraction

New combined ticket launched in Canterbury


The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction and Canterbury Roman Museum will be launching a joint school ticket in 2017.

Long Shop Museum

History and English at the Long Shop Museum


The Long Shop Museum offers a learning programme for Key Stage 2 pupils that focuses on the Industrial Revolution.

Beamish The Living Museum of the North

History, travel and business for schools at Beamish museum


Beamish The Living Museum of the North will be expanding its attractions. STO looks at what will become available.

Goldilocks on trial

Case study: Goldilocks on trial with the NCCL


Here’s what pupils from Manchester learnt when they put Goldilocks on trial as part of a courtroom workshop delivered by the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL).

RAF Museum

New learning programme at RAF Museum to support STEM


The RAF Museum has announced that a new learning programme will be created as part of its Centenary Programme.


Extinction or Survival: new exhibition at Manchester Museum


Teachers should consider a trip to the Manchester Museum, where a new exhibition called Extinction or Survival will open on 21st October.

Focus on: Bristol Cathedral


Bristol Cathedral’s education programme offers cathedral tours and workshops designed to complement curriculum studies in subjects including Religious Education (RE), as well as SMSC development (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural), an important criteria marked out by Ofsted.

Shakespeare's Schoolroom %26 Guildhall.

Learn in the same room as Shakespeare did


Rachel Bailey explains why she thinks Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is a great place for schools to visit.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World’s education team celebrates 25th anniversary


The education team at Cadbury World in Birmingham is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and there are plenty of workshops on offer for schools visiting in the near-future.

Computing is now an important part of the National Curriculum.

5 places to study to Computing


Computers, computing and technology have become an integral part of modern day society and play a part in our everyday lives in many ways. It is now almost impossible to envisage a world without computers or the internet.

National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum to launch in February 2017


The Egalitarian Trust, which encompasses The Galleries of Justice Museum amongst others, will rebrand as the National Justice Museum in 2017.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

5 places to study Art


School Travel Organiser picks out five places where students can develop their creativity and enjoyment of Art.

The Roman Baths%2C Bath.

Roman Baths to redevelop its East Baths area


The Roman Baths in Bath is to refurbish its East Baths area with new interactive displays designed to immerse students in the sights and sounds of the Roman Bath House.

Top 9 Educational Spots In Iceland %7C School Travel Inspiration

Top 9 educational spots in Iceland


The land of active volcanos, waterfalls, glaciers and a whole lot of snow can offer a lot to schools.

A school visit to The Lightbox.

Learning at The Lightbox


The Lightbox Gallery and Museum in Woking inspires creative learning in subjects including Design & Technology, Art & Design, History and English.

Itinerary idea: Maritime History at the SeaCity Museum


School Travel Organiser looks at one of the ways schools can spend a day at the SeaCity Museum in Southampton.

River %26 Rowing Museum

New Art workshop at River and Rowing Museum


The River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames has revealed a new Art workshop for Key Stages 1 to 4.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Learning STEM at the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium


The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium offers curriculum related workshops, over 100 hands-on Science and Technology related exhibits, and live or pre-recorded planetarium shows for schools to attend on a visit.

The gatehouse

Shakespeare’s New Place open for school visits


Here’s what Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon looks like now that it has officially opened.

A Bristol Museum workshop

Learn about the Anglo-Saxons at Bristol Museum this autumn


Teachers looking to take pupils outside the classroom to learn about the Anglo-Saxons and the Stone and Iron Ages can book a visit to the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery this autumn.

Vinales%2C Cuba

Study Geography and Biology in Cuba


STO focuses on a Cuba School Biology Expedition for Secondary School students, offered by World Youth Adventures.

Edinburgh Castle

History, heritage and archaeology; learn in Scotland in 2017


Scotland has designated 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology; here are some trip ideas to link to the occasion.

At the Horniman Museum

Focus on: Horniman Museum and Gardens


STO looks at some of the educational workshops at the Horniman Museum for Key Stages 1 to 5.

5 places to study the Romans


Some of the best places to go on a school trip and study the Roman Empire. 


Study Ancient Egypt at new Liverpool gallery next February


The Ancient World Gallery at the World Museum in Liverpool will reopen in February 2017 as a new exhibition space dedicated to Ancient Egypt.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern launches artist-in-residence workshops


Tate Modern will host a series of artist-in-residence workshops for Secondary school pupils in spring and summer 2017.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

New Maths Festival at the Royal Observatory Greenwich


A new Maths Festival, planetarium workshops and a space spectacular week are new at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Tullie House Museum

Tullie House Museum reveals events programme for 2016/2017


The history, nature and art museum, Tullie House Museum in Carlisle, will host a range of Primary school learning events for the 2016/2017 academic year.

An Anti-Vietnam demonstration image from the You Say You Want a Revolution%3F V%26A exhibition

Details announced for V&A 2016/17 schools programme


New workshops and schools-only mornings have been revealed as part of the 2016/17 education programme at the V&A.

Learning about World War Two at the Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum


Located in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, the Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum (NWM) remembers those who sacrificed their lives in World War One and Two, as well as those who died in the blitz on Belfast in 1941.

Atomic models at Wonder Materials%3A Graphene and Beyond.

New exhibition opens at the Museum of Science and Industry


The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has this month opened a new exhibition called Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond, which will run until 25th June 2017.

The Bowes Museum

Bowes Museum launches new WW1 teacher resource pack


The education department at the Bowes Museum has launched a new resource pack to aid teaching WW1 History.

M Shed

History activities to do in Bristol before the year is out


History activities available to students in Bristol, from unlocking the secrets of Tudor portraits to discovering dinosaur remains.

Blackpool Tower

Local History and Drama: visit the new Blackpool Museum in 2018


A school trip to the Blackpool Museum in 2018 will be able to link to History, Drama and Citizenship.

Scottish Parliament

Learning about the law at the Scottish Parliament


Available for Upper Key Stage 2 and above, the Scottish Parliament Education Visit Programme lets students discover more about the work of the Scottish Parliament through a range of activity choices and a tour.

A workshop at the Museum of London

Museum of London: booking for 2017 educational visits now open


Booking onto the 2016-17 schools programme at The Museum of London is now open for teachers.

Focus on: National Coal Mining Museum


School Travel Organiser takes a closer look at what the National Coal Mining Museum offers schools.

Denia%2C Spain

Foreign Language trips in Montpellier, Valencia and Dénia


Three school trips in France and Spain for Key Stage 3/4 Foreign Language students with Starling Study Trips.

The Charterhouse

Workshops at the Charterhouse confirmed for 2017


The Charterhouse, dating from the 14th century, has confirmed that educational workshops will be available from January.

British Museum

British Museum; schools booking opens for 2016/2017


The British Museum’s workshops, exhibition sessions and gallery experiences for the 2016 to 2017 school year are now available for booking.

Art%2C Design%2C History And Science At The Royal Mint Experience %7C School Travel Inspiration

Art, Design, History and Science at The Royal Mint Experience


Find out what’s on offer for schools at The Royal Mint Experience, half an hour from Cardiff.

Art equipment

Science, French and History: it’s not just Art at The Courtauld Gallery


School Travel Organiser looks at some of the workshops available at the gallery at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Developing creativity and imagination at the Rainbow Factory


School Travel Organiser looks at how the Rainbow Factory, in Farsley in Leeds, can inspire students to use their creativity and imagination and enhance their learning in subjects including English and Drama.

Mammoth bones at the centre

From minibeasts to mammoths: study in Shropshire


A look at some top workshops available for Key Stage 1 and 2 at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower announces half price school trips


For this November, Emirates Spinnaker Tower is offering schools a 50 per cent discount on entry for groups.

Open Treasure

Durham Cathedral reveals new workshops for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3


Durham Cathedral’s new exhibition experience, Open Treasure, will be accompanied by educational workshops.

The British Museum

The British Museum: school exclusive visits for Sunken Cities


Exclusive schools-only mornings are now available at the British Museum’s Sunken Cities exhibition.

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

Learning in a museum, all the time


Students from Tyne and Wear recently swapped their usual classroom learning space for a museum for a whole term.

Takeover Day

Get out of the classroom for Takeover Day


School Travel Organiser focuses on how Takeover Day lends itself to positive learning outside the classroom.


Discovering music outside of the classroom


Following Nick Gibb’s speech on why good quality education matters, School Travel Organiser finds out where teachers can take pupils to inspire them in the subject.

English, History, Citizenship and more with the NCCL


School Travel Organiser finds out how a visit to one of the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law’s (NCCL) sites can benefit students studying English, History, Citizenship and more.

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New educational overnight stay launched at The Historic Dockyard Chatham


The Historic Dockyard Chatham is now offering overnight stays on board the HMS Cavalier for schools.

Focus on: CERN, the world's largest physics laboratory


School Travel Organiser takes a look at how a visit to CERN can inspire students’ Physics studies.


School trips to Manchester, the European City of Science


Manchester has been awarded the title European City of Science 2016; schools can get involved on a Science-themed visit.

The proof of the pudding workshop

The M&S Company Archive: learning with a retail giant


War rationing and making a chocolate pudding are two topics that can be learnt at the M&S Company Archive.

Tudor World

Learn Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 History at Tudor World


Tudor World provides children with an insight into the Elizabethan period, and ties into History, Drama and English studies.

Pond dipping

Sutton Ecology Centre opens new learning space for school trips


Sutton Ecology Centre has recently opened a new classroom for students to use for learning about wildlife and conservation.

History, holographic teachers and archaeology at the Vindolanda Trust


School Travel Organiser spoke to Lauren Wilkinson, the Vindolanda Trust’s site education officer and museum archaeological assistant, about why a visit to the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Roman Fort is educational, engaging and exciting for students.

The National Memorial Arboretum.

Learning Art & Design and History at the National Memorial Arboretum


The National Memorial Arboretum can be an eye-opening experience for students and benefit studies in Art & Design and History.

Dressing up at the Henry Blogg Museum

Learning History, Drama, Literacy and Science at a museum by the sea


STO discovers that sometimes it’s the little places in life that make for brilliant learning outside the classroom opportunities.

On the Radio at KidZania London

Last chance to apply for free school visit to KidZania London


KidZania London is offering every Primary and Secondary school across the UK a complimentary class visit before 18th March.

Maths, Art and Business at the Museum of Brands


The Museum of Brands can bring to life Maths, Art and Business for all Key Stages. Here, School Travel Organiser takes a look at how.

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Learn about multiple religions at new faith exhibition in Birmingham


A new permanent exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has opened this week, titled Faith in Birmingham.

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Itinerary Idea: Newcastle Castle, Newcastle


Schools can book onto one of several workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2 at Newcastle Castle.

Environmental education and Business Studies at Anglian Water


School Travel Organiser finds out how Geography, Business Studies and English can be brought to life for Key Stage 1 to A Level at Anglian Water.

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Teaching the Holocaust outside of the classroom


Six LOtC ideas both in the UK and abroad to help educators get to grips with teaching the Holocaust.

Space workshop at Eureka!

Space workshops available for Key Stages 1 and 2 at Eureka!


Eureka! has launched space-themed workshops to tie in with Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station.

Science Museum Maths Gallery

Science Museum to open new Maths gallery


A new gallery at the Science Museum will open this December bringing Mathematics to the fore by exploring how mathematicians and their ideas have helped to shape the modern world.

Horniman Museum

New at the Horniman: Prehistoric Britain


Horniman Museum & Garden in London has launched a new Key Stage 2 learning session on Prehistoric Britain.

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British Motor Museum to offer new school opportunities alongside re-opening


The British Motor Museum will re-open on Saturday 13th February, offering new school opportunities following its £1.1million refurbishment.

Teaching the next Tim Peake


Tim Peake has recently become the first Briton to visit the International Space Station and last week undertook a spacewalk. He is fast becoming a hero for not only young space enthusiasts, but also those students less engaged in the subject of Science.

A class on a residential at York Racecourse Centre.

York: your school trip questions answered


From the Minster to York Art Gallery, there are lots of places in York that are ideal for a school trip.

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Leonardo da Vinci exhibition to open at the Science Museum


Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius is an exhibition which will open at the Science Museum in 2016.

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Geffrye Museum to launch digital and World War learning sessions


In 2016, The Geffrye Museum will launch its new blended learning digital iPad sessions for Key Stage 2 and 3.

A panda at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Top 9 educational spots in Edinburgh


Being that Edinburgh is home to fascinating history it’s no surprise that its a popular choice for school trips.

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National Media Museum reveals new programme of educational films


The National Media Museum has launched its new programme of IMAX films, with curriculum links to Science and Design.

Visitors exploring the Evaporation exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry

Evaporation exhibition now open at the Museum of Science and Industry


A new exhibition, Evaporation, has opened at the Museum of Science and Industry and will run until May.