Self-guided visits for school and college groups
Self-guided visits in the exhibition are offered free of charge to school groups, enabling learners to explore the exhibition’s themes and encounter a wide range of objects in an exhibition spanning seven continents and 5000 years of history. Self-guided visits are one hour long and available in fixed timeslots during the day, subject to availability.
About the exhibition
Marvel at centuries of human innovation as writing enabled progress and opened doors to expression and art. Our interactive exhibition gives you the chance to reflect on works of genius that wouldn’t exist without the writing traditions of civilisations past: be dazzled by gold-laden Japanese calligraphy. Study Mozart’s musical flourishes. Pore over Alexander Fleming’s pioneering notebook. Each of these written records carries the history of writing in their every stroke.
Finally, reflect on writing’s future and the role you’ll play in an increasingly digital world. Will we abandon pens and keyboards for voice and video messaging, or continue to carry the traditions of ancient times with us?
90-minute workshop sessions in the exhibition are also available for groups of learners in Years 3-6. Find out more
|Age group:||School-aged learners - Years 3-13|
|When:||- , 12:00-13:00 or 15:00-16:00. Additional times may be offered subject to availability: please contact us to enquire|
Flexible group sizes, subject to availability and our adult-learner ratios (see booking form)
|Key skills:||English, History, Art and Design, critical thinking, cross-curricular learning|
|Price:||Admission: Free entry|
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