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Date created: 9/15/2020

Immerse your students in art and history with a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre.

Workshops and tours for KS1-5

From October we are offering school groups the opportunity of an exclusive facilitated visit. Take a tour of the Amphitheatre with an archaeologist, map out the Great Fire or decode Victorian masterpieces. The Gallery will open on Thursdays just for your class or year group bubble, ensuring a Covid-safe visit. To discuss your groups needs and book for your school email the Learning Team.

Unfortunately self-guided visits are not possible at the moment, but we encourage you to use our downloadable resources in the classroom.

Victorians Decoded (KS2/KS3)

You and your students are invited to become art detectives in this facilitated workshop which is all about decoding our Victorian artworks.

During the day you will discover some of the characters in the collection, put words in their mouths, and work together on a group portrait to commemorate your visit. Students will find out more about the lives of the Victorians, and do lots of practical activities inspired by original artworks.

Cost: £110 + VAT per class/2hr session (funding available

Great Fire of London – Field Trip in the City (KS1/KS2)

In this session you and your students will travel back to 1666 to find out what life was like for Londoners before, during and after the Great Fire of London. The group will be introduced to Samuel Pepys and Sir Christopher Wren in the heart of the City, before heading into Guildhall Art Gallery to map out the spread of the fire, meet a Fire Judge and design a monument to commemorate the City that rose from the ashes. You have the choice to add on a facilitated or self-led trip to The Monument, which is a short walk away.

Cost: £110 + VAT per class/2hr session

Tickets to The Monument are optional (funding available)

Amphitheatre Explorers (KS2)

​Explore a real archaeological site with a trained archaeologist. Uncover more about the discovery of London’s Roman Amphitheatre, the topography of Roman London and what happened in one of its most important buildings. Lasting around 2 hours, these facilitated sessions are designed to provide an exciting insight into life in the capital nearly 2000 years ago.

Cost: £110 + VAT per class/2hr session (funding available)

Facilitated tours (KS1-5)

Book one of our experienced Education Officers for an interactive guided tour of the Amphitheatre and/or Art Gallery.

Students will be encouraged to use questioning to help them discover the highlights of the collection and the history of the site. These tours are bespoke, and can be tailored to your current scheme of work. They will be facilitated by a trained archaeologist or art historian.

Cost: £110 + VAT /1.5hr session (funding available)

Self-guided tours

Self-guided visits are not currently possible for groups. If you would like to book for the Spring or Summer term please contact the Learning Team. In the mean time we encourage you to use our downloadable resources to help bring your lessons to life.

School Visits Fund

The Culture Mile School Visits Fund may be able to support your school visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre. This fund provides grants of up to £300 towards the costs of facilitated sessions, admission, transport and/or teacher cover.