Our schools programme

We are available for school bookings during normal opening hours, but if you would like the building to yourself please book on a Monday or Tuesday. This is especially useful for booking two classes back to back as well as using our space for lunch.

We offer programmes linked to National Curriculum for KS1, KS2, KS3 and can provide workshops for pupils with SEN. Please contact us to discuss bespoke workshops and activities which can be provided.

You can download our KS1 & KS2 Programme here.


Lunch and parking facilities

We offer free coach permit parking opposite the museum site. All permits must be returned to us at the end of the visit.

Pupils can use our learning loft space for lunch. In good weather we can provide outdoor seating in our courtyard area on Toad Lane.

Access and facilities

Our building is over three floors, served by a lift and disabled access toilets. 

Staff are trained in first aid response and a first aid kit and accident book are on site.

The learning loft space has a small kitchenette to provide drinking water and cleaning facilities if needed.

Teachers are welcome to perform a pre-visit risk assessment on site and we advise any special considerations for pupils to be made in advance when booking.

Rochdale and Heritage Schools: Our organisation supports the Historic England 'Heritage Schools' programme which helps school pupils explore the history of the places they live. If you would like to be involved in the scheme or try some of the detective skills local children learned in the Rochdale Cluster, click this link for ideas and resources. Historic England's Heritage Schools

Get in touch with the museum to discuss your needs and book your visit

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01706 524920