We welcome visits from schools, home schooling groups, groups with Special Educational Needs and adults in education. We can offer a wide range of topics, activities, skills and experiences to engage and educate in a practical and lively way.
An opportunity for students to gain first-hand, a wide range of cross-curricular experiences including Design & Technology, STEM, History and Art. Check out our schools’ programme here.
We can offer teachers the opportunity to visit the Mill and learn textile skills linked to the national curriculum. Alternatively, we are a fantastic venue for a team building day, get in touch to find out more.
If you would like to learn more about any of the topics that we cover to help support learning in the classroom, please download one of our resource sheets. They cover a variety of topics with additional discussion points to help develop key areas of learning. Resource Sheet 1_Water Power Resource Sheet 2_Gears & Shafts Resource Sheet 3_Operating the Waterwheel Resource Sheet 4_Fabulous Fibres Resource Sheet 5_Origins of Silk Resource Sheet 6_The Weaving Shed
We are proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture. Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, please get in touch.
We have taken the Craft Council’s pledge to support Craft Education. Their vision is to give every child the chance to discover their practical abilities, develop their creative talents, and become a maker of the future.
Book your educational visit
We offer a range of workshops for schools to choose from. Each workshop lasts an hour and includes a variety of hands-on activities which have been developed to meet your curriculum needs. We are also happy to work with you to design your perfect package and can tailor our sessions across the key stages.
A sample full day schedule would be as follows:
10:00am arrival & introduction
10:15am workshop 1
11:30am workshop 2
1:00pm workshop 3
Please see our Schools Programme for details on all of the workshops we currently offer.
We are also able to adapt our schools workshops to become outreach sessions that will take place at your school. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.
|One Session||£4.00 + VAT per child|
|Two Sessions||£4.50 +VAT per child|
|Three Sessions||£5.00 + VAT per child|
|Outreach visit||£50 + VAT for one hour, one class + 45p per mile|
|Loan box||£10 per week|
Once we have confirmed all of the details with you, we will send you a booking confirmation pack, which we will ask you to sign and return to confirm your booking. We require all schools to book in advance. Please note that when booking your visit, it is fine if your numbers are estimates. We will confirm your exact final numbers of pupils and adults on the day of your visit.Booking Enquiry Form
There is a designated coach parking space in the public carpark next to the Mill and Gill Nethercott Centre.
We accept payment in advance by cash, card or cheque.
Or we can supply an invoice following the visit.
If for any reason you have to cancel your visit, please get in touch and we will attempt to rearrange your booking where possible. Please give us as much advanced warning as possible.
The Mill provides a safe and enjoyable day out for all educational groups. Our risk assessment guidance sheet provides an outline of potential risks and will be included in your booking confirmation pack. We recommended all educational leaders complete their own risk assessment prior to their visit, please contact us to arrange a free pre-visit if required.
Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have been able to greatly improve access to the Mill, more information about our access and facilities can be found here.
We are both a working mill and museum so in order to ensure the safety of your students and the enjoyment of our general visitors, we ask that your students are supervised at all times.