Create Your Own Theme Day

Create your own theme day

Create your own theme day that suits you

School staff are able to create a day for their students at the Museum to include the workshop sessions best suited to their termly curriculum. Schools may either choose any three 45 minute workshops, or two 45 minute and one 60 minute workshop, or two workshops of 60 minutes or more to create their own theme day. View all available workshops.

Popular themes chosen by school staff include:
Victorian life
Exploring Houses and Homes
Habitats and Food chains

Seasonal theme days include:
How we used to celebrate Christmas (November only)

Whole School Visit

If you would like to bring a large group of 200 or more children to the Museum then we would be delighted to create a unique ‘whole school’ experience for you. We will work with you to tailor make a day that best fits with your school’s requirements.

Special advantages for you will be:

  • We will close our site to other school visitors (though not the general public)
  • All aspects of the education programme will be available to you exclusively for the day of your visit
  • In fine weather you will be able to sit outside and eat together as one large group
  • Our learning team will work closely with you to plan the day and offer individual support on the day itself

Self directed resources

We have a number of trails and self-led resources available for schools to download and use during their visit. Please be aware that our buildings are used by our schools’ programme and so access to buildings is subject to availability on the day.

‘Fantastic location and very good place for a whole school trip…Volunteers are lovely, they really helped to make the trip.’

Further information

Create your own theme day at COAM printable pdf

For further information please contact the Education Team on, complete our Education contact form or telephone 01494 875 542.

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