Information for teachers

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The ongoing pandemic means none of the activities on this page are currently taking place.

We work with schools to provide visits to suit your needs and are always happy to discuss any ideas you have. You can either book a led workshop or a self-led visit throughout the year.

Booked workshops

Half and full day workshops are available. Exact times are arranged with each school to suit your travel times and school days.

Costs per class
Entirely teacher-led visits to the Mercer Art Gallery and across our venues for schools within the Harrogate district are free.
£65 half day workshop
£120 full day workshop
£40 for 1 hour

Additional costs apply to visits to Knaresborough Castle during our closed season (September until Easter) to cover staff costs - £110 for half a day or £185 for a full day.

All bookings will receive an invoice shortly afterwards. A deposit of 40% will be retained if the booking is cancelled less than three weeks before the session date.

Self-led visits

Self-led visits we can book you in to suit your class. Talk to us for recommended times and activities during your visit.

Self-led visits to the Mercer Art Gallery are free to all.

Self-led visits to the Royal Pump Room Museum are free to schools within the Harrogate district, within usual opening hours. Schools outside the district incur a small fee per pupil (the current child admission).

Entirely self-led visits to Knaresborough Castle and Museum are free to schools within the Harrogate district. If you require a tour guide and a sallyport (secret underground tunnel) visit or to arrive before the 11am opening time there is a small charge to cover staffing, calculated according to the time the extra staff is needed for. Schools outside the district incur a small fee per pupil (the current child admission) plus a small charge if early opening is required.

Class sizes

Maximum class size at any one time is 35. However, please contact us to work out the best way to organise a visit for your group, whatever the size.

Trail worksheets

Other resource

Online resources

Helpful information

For more information on planning your visit please contact us using our online enquiries form or on 01423 556188.

Online enquiries form