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Hampshire Museums

School visits to the Willis Museum

We are currently developing an exciting new range of sessions for schools at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery to support the changes to the National Curriculum.

All sessions last 2 hours unless otherwise stated, are facilitated by a specially trained member of our team and are for one class.

For individual session prices, please contact the Museum.

Discovering the Egyptians – Key Stage 2

Discovering the Egyptians sees children working as Egyptologists, planning an expedition to Egypt and studying life in the past by examining real Egyptian artefacts and learning about mummification.

Basingstoke’s Victorian Past – Key Stage 2

Basingstoke’s Victorian Past uses a range of historic sources to help children use investigative skills and build a picture of the town in the past.

Top of Town Tour - Key Stage 1 and 2

Top of Town Tour gives children a chance to explore the town and the changes it has experienced over time.

Basingstoke in World War II - Key Stage 2

Basingstoke in WWII sees children finding out about the 1940 air raids and the impact on the town’s daily life, through photos, artefacts and documents.

Art and Design Over Time – Key Stage 1 and  2

Art and Design Over Time lets KS1 young creatives explore art and design in everyday life, finding similarities and differences in familiar objects like ornaments, wallpaper and crockery across the decades in the displays, room sets and activities. The KS2 version increases children’s awareness of different types of art and design using the displays, temporary exhibitions in the Sainsbury Gallery and hands-on activities.


Important information

Hazard information to support risk assessment

We are happy to meet the requirements of your class. If you would like the session to be longer/shorter, we are able to accommodate this.

For a pre-visit or to discuss how the museum can assist your class topics, please contact the Museum Education Officer.

Packed lunches can be eaten in the Museum, but this must be pre booked.

Our small Gift Shop has a range of items available at pocket money prices.
If you would like to pre-order "goody bags" please contact the Museum as we can arrange this for you in advance of your visit.


Telephone the museum or come in person and we will arrange your booking. We normally will require 3-4 weeks notice but occasionally we are able to take late bookings

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