Plan your visit
How To Book
To book your workshop or for more information, contact our Events and Learning Executive, Lauren Mitchell
Discovery Visit Prices
A Discovery Visit is a self-guided visit to one, or a combination of, the attractions.
Single attraction: £4.00 per pupil
Two attractions: £6.50 per pupil
Three attractions: £8.60 per pupil
Pricing, Payment and Cancellations
All prices on this website are correct and up to date. Any changes to these prices will be notified when you make a booking. Prices include VAT where applicable. Bookings must be made and paid for in full at least 10 days before the date you wish to visit. Please note, we require 21 full days' notice for cancellations. Schools failing to give the required notice may be subject to charges.
An indoor lunch area is available for use by your group. Space is limited so advanced booking is required. In warmer weather the Porter's Garden is an ideal picnic spot!
For teachers with a confirmed booking, to assist with planning and preparation, we allow free entry for the visit leader and up to two colleagues (if the planning visit is made during the week) or a free family ticket for the visit leader (if the planing visit is made at the weekend or in the school holidays)
A letter from your school quoting the booking reference number and identifying you as the visit leader will be required. If you do not have a booking but would like to experience what we offer education groups, we allow free entry (for one person).
To book your visit or for more information, contact our Events and Learning Executive, Lauren Mitchell
Our venue is fully accessible by wheelchair and our workshops are designed to be as inclusive as possible. Please let us know of any special requirements at the time of booking so we can ensure your visit is an enjoyable one.
Health and Safety
Risk assessments for teachers bringing pupils on education visits are available to download. It is the responsibility of group leaders to complete a full risk assessment prior to visiting and our risk assessments do not replace your own from being taken. We allow free of charge teacher visits to assist with planning and the completion of risk assessments.
We allow adults free of charge in the following ratios:
Year R, 1 and 2: one adult free for every complete group of five children
Year 3 and above: one adult free for every complete group of eight children
For the health, safety and enjoyment of your group, we advise that pupils are accompanied in these ratios but will allow lower ratio levels in accordance with the DFEE publication: "Health & Safety of Pupils on Education Visits".
However, please note that we require a minimum adult:child ratio of 1:12