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Learning is at the heart of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, with exciting schools workshops, creative adult courses, inspiring projects and participatory programmes.

Get more from your visit with our online resources and on-site activities.

Primary and Secondary School Trips and Workshops
 
Teachers please contact our Learning and Engagement Officer, Sally Larke on email: sally.larke@warwickdc.gov.uk or phone: 01926 742704 to book a visit.
 
  • Free self-led visits are available with the option of a short tour (£30) - please book in advance. 
 
  • Fully organised trips include half day (£3.50) and whole day (£5) workshops which can be tailored to Key Stages 1, 2 & 3.
 
You can choose from the following options which are based around real Leamington characters and their stories.
  • Victorian Leamington and its Spa water (K.S.2)
  • The Three Graces: Sam Lockhart and his circus elephants (K.S.1)

 

You can download information and a risk assessment here.

 

Art Days

All our days are fun and teach the skills to enable any child to be creative! 

Our Art Days use our extensive art collection as inspiration, giving historical foundation and include

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down Day
  • Do you 'see' or do you 'look'?
  • Drawing and painting a still life
  • Crazy Collage Self Portraits: A messy, mixed media experience to express your own thoughts, ideas and personality.
Our school and museums work is run in partnership with The Herbert and The V&A and can include visits and shared working. Our Art Days can be stand alone or pupils can complete the 'Discover' Arts Award qualification. We can tailor trips to your curriculum so do contact Sally Larke for a chat if you have any individual requirements.
 
Funding available for pupil premium and travel. 
 

Self-guided trails

The Art Gallery Trail, suitable for children up to 12 and families, takes approximately 30 minutes and helps children to guide their own learning experience and explore the Gallery. Art Trail (PDF)

Why not take yourself on a mini-tour of historic Leamington Spa by downloading one of our self-guided trails?

Discover Old Leamington and 'Taking The Waters' (PDF)

For younger children there are Haddie’s trails, available from the reception desk.
 

Boss Cat Audio Tour

Boss Cat (a one eyed cat who lived in the Royal Pump Rooms many years ago), is on the search to find the missing painting, which has been moved by some mischievous mice! There will be lots of clues and activities along the way and fun for all the family. This tour has been designed to commemorate the Friends of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum 50th Anniversary.

 

Haddie’s Gallery

Join Haddie the circus elephant and explore our family gallery to discover what life was like for a child in Victorian Leamington Spa. Find out about Sam Lockhart, the world famous elephant trainer, journey along the river Leam and try out games played by Victorian children. There are fun interactive activities, exciting historical objects and artworks from across our collections.
 

Art Cart

The Art Cart is available for use every day and contains a variety of materials and activities for all ages.  The only requirement is creativity!  

 

Adult Art Workshops

Learn a new skill or perfect your technique with our adult art workshops.  Explore the current exhibitions with expert tuition by professional artists. All adult workshops are £20 per person. Places are limited.

 

Friday Focus

Learn something new in your lunch break. Friday Focus lunchtime talks cover a wide range of topics. Come and discover some of the fascinating facts and stories behind our exhibits.

 

Craft Club

Come along for an afternoon of craft, tea and chat every second Sunday of the month!  Join skills sharers from Action 21 to learn more about craft, meet new people and get creative. If you’re working on something special or just starting out, we would love you to drop in!