Schools & group visits
We welcome schools, colleges and community groups for free guided visits to explore our exhibitions and research library.
Our educational activities make links to our exhibition programme, and provide excellent opportunities for focused and enriching learning experiences.
Primary and secondary schools
We offer free guided visits for groups of up to 20 pupils, which include a guided tour of our galleries and a short creative activity inspired by the work.
We work in close partnership with our neighbours at Leeds Art Gallery and can run parallel visits for schools, suitable for larger groups.
For secondary schools, we can also provide tours of our library and archive and, for KS5 and FE, run short research activities to familiarize students with our extensive sculpture library.
Colleges & universities
We run free guided tours of our exhibitions for college and university groups for groups of up to 25 students at a time.
We can also provide tours of our sculpture library and archive as part of your visit.
Dates & times
Arrange your tour at a time that suits you. We are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00–17:00.
Primary schools: at least two adults per 20 students.
Secondary schools: at least one adult per 20 students, plus an additional adult.
Colleges & universities: at least one adult per 20 students.
The nearest drop off bays for coaches are on Great George Street, behind Leeds Town Hall.
Our central Leeds venue is a world recognised centre for the study and enjoyment of sculpture.
Book your visit
We advise booking your visit as far in advance as you can.
Please note that your booking is not confirmed until our team have contacted you with an available date.
Art Encounters is a new series of free short films for schools with accompanying resources, supporting teachers and learners to think about art.
They invite viewers to discuss first responses to artworks, and learn about the artist and their inspirations.
Each Art Encounter concludes with a creative challenge, which can be used as part of a programme of study, or as a stand-alone activity undertaken in school or at home.
Find out more about projects we’ve run in collaboration with colleges, universities and other partners.