School and Group Visit Information 


All schools and groups visits must be booked in advance.

Before your visit

We advise that all teachers conduct a preliminary visit before attending the gallery with their pupils. If you phone in advance a member of the learning team may be able to meet you and help you with your planning.

We also suggest you download the Canterbury Heritage Museum Teachers Guide. It includes lots of ideas of things to do before, during and after your visit, and suggestions of other useful resources.

All taught sessions have information about the key aims and activities available. Use these to assist your planning, including the development of teaching activities for pre andpost visit learning.

Whole day visits

Why not combine a visit to Canterbury Heritage Museum with one of our lunchs paces, and an afternoon visit or creative learning activity at either the Beaney Art Museum and Library or Canterbury Heritage Museum.

Accompanying adults

Please ensure that all accompanying adults on your visit are aware of their role on the visit and are prepared to engage in the learning and support the pupils.

School and group visit guidelines

The group leader is responsilble for the behaviour and well-being of their group at all times. The following guidelines give useful advice for group leaders, helpers and students/pupils that you can share with them in advance of your visit. School and Group Visit Guidelines.

Lunch facilities

Schools and groups may book lunch room facilities at Canterbury Heritage Museum. Please state that you would like lunch room facilities when you book.

Maximum group size

Canterbury Heritage Museum can take groups of up to 60 people at any one time. Larger groups can be accommodated by splitting the group in two, and staggering the visit. The other half of the group may like to visit one of our other city centre museums, Canterbury Roman Museum or the Beaney Art Museum and Library.

Arrival and departure

Please allow plenty of time in your schedule to arrive at the museum on time ready to start your visit. Allow time for traffic, coach parking and walking through the busy city centre.

Coach drop off and parking

There is no parking outside Canterbury Heritage Museum. Coach drivers can book an appropriate coach drop off time at Canterbury Bus Station  (5 minute walk) by telephoning 01227 378131, or a park at Canterbury Coach Park (15 minutes walk). 

Risk assessment advice

To aid in your planning, download the following risk assessment advice: Canterbury Heritage Museum Risk Assessment Advice for Schools


Payment is preferred in advance of the visit by credit card, or cheque payable to Canterbury City Council. In exceptional circumstances, and if no other payment method is possible we may be able to invoice.


If a visit is cancelled less than 2 weeks before it is due to take place we regret we will not be able to refund the payment.


Follow the Museums on:


Adults £8.00

Discounts £6.00

Children free to a maximum of two children per paying adult.

Group tickets available.

Joint ticket for Heritage Museum and Roman Museum (Wednesdays to Sundays until 28 September 2014)
Adults £10.00
Discounts £8.00

Admission free to MyTownMyCity users, except for some special events.


How to find us

Canterbury Heritage Museum
Stour Street, CT1 2NR

Phone: 01227 475202