Dish. Made of polychrome glazed and gilded pottery. 17th century

Special Exhibitions schools programme 

Booking information

To book your visit to one of our school exclusive mornings or teachers private views, call the ticket desk.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8181

There are many ways for you and your class to make the most of our special exhibitions.

Schools can book in alongside the general public for teacher-led visits throughout the run of the exhibition, or book for a school exclusive morning on selected dates. We also offer facilitated visits and sessions alongside selected exhibitions.

Our private views for teachers offer an opportunity for teachers to enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition. Plan your visit, enhance your subject knowledge or just explore.

Teaching resources for use in the classroom and for a visit to the exhibitions are also available to download.

Inspired by the East: how the Islamic world influenced Western art

10 October 2019 – 26 January 2020

Our schools' programme for the exhibition is full of cross-curricular learning opportunities for all age groups. Objects from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, British Museum and loans from elsewhere reconsider the past 500 years of the West's complex interaction with the Islamic world and interrogate what the Islamic lands meant to Western artists, designers and thinkers. It also explores how the East looked West. This exceptional exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the specifications of the National Curriculum in Art and Design, PSHE and History.

 

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The BP exhibition: Troy: myth and reality

21 November 2019 – 8 March 2020

The archaeology of Troy continues to fascinate, not least because it holds out the hope of discovering the historical truth behind the ancient myth. But perhaps a more compelling truth can be found in the story itself, which is still told and reinvented after millennia. This exceptional exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the specifications of the National Curriculum in Art and Design, PSHE and History through themes that continue to speak to people across cultures and across time.

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