School visits to Andover Museum
Andover Museum welcomes young visitors. We have a range of permanent sessions available and when possible, we offer special sessions to accompany our temporary exhibitions.
Our sessions focus on enabling pupils to explore collections – we use real artefacts, historic maps, historic photographs and a variety of activities to help pupils investigate the past.
Brief information is available below; if you’d like more detail, please contact us for a Session Plan. We’re happy to work with you to adapt sessions for pupils with special needs.
Local History Detectives: Exploring Andover (KS2
A chance for your detectives to learn how to unlock the secrets of the past using our collections including maps, photographs, artefacts and trade directories to explore Andover in the past.
Victorian Andover (KS2)
Budding young historians can get up-close and personal with the past through this chance to learn about Andover in the Victorian period through the objects and memories of Victorian townsfolk.
Andover in WW2 (KS2)
Explore the impact of the Second World War on people on the homefront in Andover.
All sessions last 2 hours, are facilitated by a specially trained member of our team and are for one class. The cost is £52.00 (from April 2012).
To book or for more information, please contact us Tuesday – Friday on 01264 366283.
We also have sessions for schools at Museum of the Iron Age.
For a pre-visit or to discuss how the museum can assist your class topics, contact the Museum Education Officer at Andover Museum.
A self led visit with combined handling session with our small selection of replica Iron Age objects.
Museum Interpreter Demonstrator led session at £26 per hour.
Hazard information for teachers to support risk assessment
Bookings and enquiries
Please ring the museum staff Tuesday to Saturday tel 01264 366283
Church Close, Andover has adequate space for a full length bus to turn around, making it possible to drop classes near the front door. It is not always possible to park in the Close.
Packed lunches can be eaten in our meetings room with adjacent toilet. However this must be pre booked.
Andover Museum has toilets for visitors.
A room for eating lunch can be made available, but must be booked prior to your visit.
Our small Gift Shop has a range of items available at pocket money prices.