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School visits to The Ruskin

Schools and Colleges

Visit The Ruskin for creative learning opportunities for pupils and teachers, centered in our Collection and connected to the curriculum.

In partnership with Lancaster University Students’ Union, The Ruskin learning programme invites pupils and teachers to engage with the Ruskin Whitehouse Collection through talks, tours, workshops and projects.

Self-led visits, supported by a teacher’s planning document, are free. Our guided tours and creative workshops can bring an exhibition, theme or idea to life, link to the curriculum and support teacher development.

Contact us to find out more and plan a visit.


Take part in workshops for adults inspired by our exhibitions, collections and research.

Follow our Programme to find out what's coming up.

Cyanotype made by a workshop participant

University Teaching

The Ruskin Whitehouse Collection is a rich resource for exploring issues in fields ranging from material and data science to heritage and futures studies, and for engaging with arts-based and interdisciplinary research methods.

We work with colleagues from across Lancaster University to contribute to teaching, and welcome enquires to explore opportunities for collaboration.


LICA235 Documentary Drawing (Convenors Sarah Casey and Gerry Davies)

LICA237 Art, Site and Interaction (Convenor Jen Southern)

ENGL385 Literature and the Visual Arts (Convenor Andrew Tate)

HIST225 From Mining to Mountaineering: the history of the Lake District (Convenor Christopher Donaldson)

MA Arts Management Research Module (Convenor Frank Dawes)

HIST426 Digital Texts and the Humanities (Convenor Ian Gregory)


ENGL385 Literature and the Visual Arts (Convenor Andrew Tate)

ENGL100 English Literature (Convenor Keith Hanley)

LICA237 Beyond the Studio: Interaction and Situation in Contemporary Art (Convenor Jen Southern)

LICA235 Documentary Drawing (Convenors Sarah Casey and Gerry Davies)

HIST225 The History of the English Lake District (Convenor Christopher Donaldson)

Executive Education - image of exhibition showing Ruskin's Lessons of the Peacock Feather

Executive Education

Innovative learning opportunities, inspired by The Ruskin Whitehouse Collection, can help individuals and organisations achieve their potential.

Contact us to discuss bespoke programmes for executives.