Learn: Schools and Colleges

From object handling and trying on costumes in our workshops and gallery sessions, to the ever-changing exhibition and displays programme, our museum and art gallery is the place to bring students to experience inspirational learning.


We have activities and workshops suitable for students of all ages, from the youngest children right up to young people in further education.

Use the menu on the left to find out more. So that our museums don’t get overcrowded it is essential that schools and other groups book in advance for both workshops and teacher-led visits.


Coast Ed

The Coast Ed service was founded with support funding from the Arts Council England in 2014. The programme has developed and gone from strength to strength. The initial project was to develop an offer of a Museum Education Service for Schools across Adur, Worthing and Arun. The success of the programme is such that we are now delivering to primary schools across Surrey and East and West Sussex.

With the introduction of the new national curriculum, we are ideally placed to support you with the study of changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age alongside our existing offer covering the Roman and Anglo Saxon period. West Sussex sits in a rich landscape of changing history from the Neolithic hunter gatherers to the Anglo-Saxon burial ground at Highdown Hill.

We can support you and your children in the study of this vast timeframe with our fantastic collections of archaeological finds from the period.

For further details of what Worthing Museum and Art Gallery have to offer, please contact the Learning team; coast-ed@adur-worthing.gov.uk 01903 221448

Romans in Britain (KS2)

Explore Romans in Britain and Sussex. A session will include handling Roman artefacts, Being an Archaeologist , dressing up in Roman armour and putting on a Toga and playing Roman games .

Invaders and Settlers (KS2)

How do we know about life before 1066? Become an archaeologist by taking part in our mini excavation and find lots of clues to help us find out about life in prehistoric Britain. Book an extra session to visit Local Historic site Cissbury Ring or Highdown Hill

The Worthing Story (KS1/2)

Find out all about how Worthing has developed over time, or focus on a specific period. Book an extra session for a Worthing Town walk.

Seaside Holidays (KS1)

From Princess Amelia to Punch and Judy, Worthing has a lot of experience as a seaside town. Discover Punch & Judy, recreate a Victorian seaside scene and become picture detectives. Book an extra session for a Seaside Town walk.

Pricing for School Visits to Worthing Museum

Workshops are available at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. The workshops cover a range of curriculum related topics and can be booked as a 1 hour session, 2 hours (morning or before and after lunch) or 3 hours (full day). All adults are free and there is a minimum charge of £60.

Formal Educational workshop
i.e. Invaders & Settlers
1 hour £3.50 per child
Self led Gallery activities
Museum provides clipboard based activities
Clipboards, pencils, paper+ provided
1 hour £2.00 per child
Guided Walk
i.e. Cissbury Ring, Highdown Hill, Worthing Walk
note: occasionally the walk is longer than 1 hour – often 1 hour 15 mins
1 hour ~ £4.00 per child
Creative Session
i.e. Punch & Judy, Creative Romans, Creative Ancient Egyptians etc
1 hour £3.50 per child


Suggested packages to book


1. Formal Workshop + Gallery Activities 2 hours £4.50 per child
2. Formal workshop + Guided Walk 2+ hours £5.50 per child
3. Formal Workshop + Gallery Activities + Guided Walk 3+hours £6.50 per child

Arts Awards

At Worthing Museum and Art Gallery we are keen to support young people taking part in the Arts Award. Throughout the school holidays we offer a range of creative workshops for children and young people inspired by our exciting and wide-ranging collections.

See the events page for specific events and workshops that support the Arts Award.  We have lots of ideas in the pipeline for new projects to work with young people, so watch this space!

If there is an art project that you want to do inspired by our collections, or an artist or piece of art you want to find out more about please get in contact.

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