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Schools programme

Bring your school group to the Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre to immerse them in art and ancient history. We offer a diverse programme of workshops and tours for KS1-4, in addition to self-guided visits. Highlights include:

Amphitheatre Explorers (KS2)

Explore a real archaeological site and handle some genuine Roman artefacts under the supervision of a trained archaeologist. Find out more about the discovery of London's Roman Amphitheatre, about the topography of Roman London and what happened in one of its most important buildings. Lasting around two hours these facilitated sessions are designed to provide an exciting insight into life in the capital nearly 2000 years ago.

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.

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.

All facilitated workshops £105 per class for a 2hr session

How to book

To find out more, or to make a booking for a visit to the Gallery or Roman Amphitheatre, phone 020 7332 3870 or email

Further information about the Guildhall Galleries current learning offers can be found in our latest Educators' email.

Do you need help with costs for your visit?

If your school is in Greater London, hasn't visited us in the last three years and at least 30% of the school's pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium*, then you are eligible to apply to the City of London School Visits Fund for a grant of up to £300 to help with costs for visiting. You can learn more at the School Visits Fund website.

*Special schools do not need to meet the Pupil Premium requirement.

Adult learning courses​

Enjoy developing your artistic skills in our regular Evening Art Classes, whether you are a beginner or more advanced.

For further details about the art classes please phone 020 7608 2753 or 020 7332 3918 or email

26 March 2012
Last Modified:
26 April 2017