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School visits to The Ruskin

Primary Schools (Key Stage 2)

While The Ruskin is closed, we'll visit you at your school.

Inspired by John Ruskin’s art and ideas, our creative workshop John Ruskin: Art and Nature encourages Key Stage 2 pupils to look closely, see clearly and imagine freely. The workshop is free to schools in Lancashire and Cumbria.

Linked to the local landscape, coastline, and contemporary environmental issues, the session is designed and delivered by The Ruskin as part of the Morecambe Bay Curriculum.

To find out more and plan a visit in 2022-23, contact Kate Ingle (

‘The [workshop] was very well managed, moved through the activities with a great pace, and was extremely interactive. The learning was put into practical realisation swiftly. I was inspired by the session and it has informed my own practice!’

A quote from Year 6 Class Teacher

Artist's Workshops

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

Visit What's On 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.


LICA237 Art, Site and Interaction (Convenor Jen Southern)

Envision Doctoral Training Programme Conference Workshop


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.