Hampshire Cultural Trust

School visits to the Curtis Museum

The Curtis Museum welcomes young visitors and is developing a range of opportunities which support classroom learning.

Exploring Toys – KS1

A led session lasting one and a half hours and using a range of sorting, matching and decision-making activities. Pupils handle and explore a range of toys from our collections, aged from Victorian through to contemporary toys

Remembrance Day KS1

November only - Investigate Remembrance Day using Susan Varley’s Badger’s Parting Gifts as a focus. Make a class  wreath, handle museum objects and explore music and memorials. Note: The Curtis Museum is located next door to Alton’s War Memorial.

Please contact the Museum if you are interested in this session.

Investigating the Past - KS2

This 2 hour session gives young historians the opportunity to use a range of resources including historic maps of Alton, museum objects and census material to investigate the Victorians and solve a family mystery .

Free Assemblies

If you would like an Community Engagement and Learning Officer to deliver an assembly introducing the work of museums, please ring and we will be happy to talk to you about your requirements.

Pupil playing numbers hopscotch

Important information

  • Led sessions cost £26 per hour and are for one class
  • Hazard information to support risk assessment


The museum doesn’t have toilets for visitors, however we are happy to make our toilet available for visiting pupils.

While we don’t have a lunchroom, the garden across the road at The Allen Gallery may be available during fine weather. The Allen Gallery has a toilet for visitors.

Our small Gift Shop has a range of pocket money items

How to book a visit to a community museum gives you step-by-step guidelines – simply note the name of the session you would like, the museum’s telephone number and see the guidelines.