Visiting as a group

Share your museum experience with friends

 

  Looking to bring learning alive for your students in the museum?  
  Want to share your passion for ingenious science stories with friends in a community group or local club?

 

Whatever your needs, there’s a self-guided group option for you:

Group size and supervision FAQs

Before you start ...
Take a look at these guidelines and FAQs about supervision, group size, and booking:

Up to 15 people visiting as part of a:
  • school
  • university
  • community group or other organisation 
You’ll need to: 
  • make more than one booking
  • split into groups of 15 or fewer during your visit 
Yes. Your leader will need to supervise their groups at all time during your visit. 
Yes – although each group of 15 must contain at least one adult. 
That means if you need to split into two groups of 15 or fewer, you’ll need one adult for each group. 
For everyone’s safety, we can’t allow groups of students under 18 in the museum without supervision.  
That means we’d have to turn away student or other groups which don’t include an adult supervisor. 
Yes — you will need to make group bookings in advance 
We need at least 5 working days’ notice to make all the arrangements for group bookings and tours. 
For everyone’s safety, we need to prepare for group bookings, so unfortunately we can’t let your group in without confirmation of booking and payment. 
Please bring your confirmation email with you so we can identify your booking quickly and welcome you to the museum. 
Language & Summer Schools, tours, and other commercial groups
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We welcome organised visits from summer schools and groups of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students

How much does it cost?

It's £3 per person for each self-guided group booking.

This is an all-inclusive charge (booking and administration fees).

You’ll need to book and pay in advance so take a look at the Group size and supervision FAQs before you start.

Your next steps

Send us your group booking request 

Got questions? Email groups@hsm.ox.ac.uk

Primary, Secondary, and FE in the UK
Children exploring a display in the Entrance Gallery at the History of Science Museum

Bring learning to live  using our collections as a teaching resource

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for self-guided group visits from UK Primary and Secondary Schools, or FE Colleges. Take a look at the Group size and supervision FAQs for more information.

Do you also offer taught sessions for schools and colleges?

Yes. Our Learning Officers offer curriculum enrichment opportunities through taught sessions (early years; KS1-KS5) and study days.

Your next steps

Send us your group booking request 

Got questions? Email groups@hsm.ox.ac.uk

Explore our learning offer for schools and colleges

 
 
Community and adult groups
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We welcome self-guided visits from community and adult groups

Share your own journey of discovery through the stories and personal histories our ground-breaking collections can tell.

How much does it cost?

It's £3 per person for each group booking.

This is an all-inclusive charge (booking and administration fees).

You’ll need to book and pay in advance so take a look at the Group size and supervision FAQs information before you start.

Your next steps

Send us your group booking request 

Got questions? Email groups@hsm.ox.ac.uk