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Booking a Visit or School Workshop

Primary Schools

The booking forms for Autumn 2017 will be sent to local schools shortly, but enquiries are welcome at any time at

Drawing of a shell

Secondary Schools and Colleges

We don't at present have workshops aimed specifically at these age groups, although we have successfully run the 'natural drawing' and 'making books' sessions with Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils. We would welcome visits from these groups, and would be happy to discuss ideas to make your visit enjoyable.

g books' workshop

Teachers Notes

Teachers' notes and other materials are sent in advance to schools participating in the workshops. They contain suggestions for activities for before and after the visit, and examples of Ruskin's work

Other leaflets, including a copy of 'A visit to the Ruskin Library' for each child and our publication 'Making Books' will be given to schools on the day of the visit.

School Visits Drawing Workshop Book
John Ruskin Booking a Visit



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Gallery: -
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm - during Exhibitions (closed weekends and Bank Holidays)
Reading Room: - Monday-Friday 10am-4pm - (by appointment only)

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