Visit the museum as a school group

Plan a self-led visit to the museum with your school group to see the permanent collection or special exhibitions. With galleries full of objects to support cross-curricular topics, the museum is the perfect place for your students to find out about the past.

Book your visit

Please call or email to find out more.   The museum is based in a Medieval domestic home and many of the gallery spaces are small in side.  We recommend that a member of staff visits ahead of time to understand their requirements.

Plus, why not combine your visit with a workshop led by the museum's Schools team in your own classroom? Find out more about these hands-on sessions on our School workshops page.

Coach travel

If travelling by coach, the best place to drop off and pick up is the loading bay in the Carfax next to the bandstand. Passengers will be dropped directly into the heart of Horsham with a five-minute walk to the museum.

Lunches and picnics

You are welcome to bring packed lunches and picnics to eat in the museum garden.  Please note that we do not have an indoor area for lunches if the weather is inclement.

Risk assessments

The following information is to help you prepare a risk assessment for your school’s  visit to Horsham Museum & art Gallery

Planning visits

We strongly recommend that you make a planning visit before you bring your group so that you can assess potential hazards for yourself, both in our buildings and on your journey to us.

Our galleries, exhibitions, learning spaces and lunch areas

All the museum’s public areas have been designed and are maintained to ensure that they are safe for schools and other visitors. These spaces are continuously checked on a daily basis to  remove or minimise hazards.

Our activities for schools

If you book a workshop at your school then these are arranged through our education team (LPK Learning) and are designed to remove or minimise hazards and they carry out a risk assessment for every activity.

Fire and evacuation

We have fully tested evacuation procedures in place in case of fire or other emergencies. In the case of an evacuation, school groups are escorted to a muster point by our staff. Our buildings are fitted with alarm systems and emergency exits are clearly marked.

First aid

We have members of staff who are trained in providing first aid. Please inform our front desk staff immediately if anyone in your group requires assistance due to illness or injury.


We have public liability insurance through Horsham District Council

Lost pupils

Please inform our front desk staff or Schools Volunteers immediately if any pupils become separated from the group and you are unable to find them.


Please note that teachers and accompanying adults are responsible for the health and safety of their group and should remain with pupils at all times while in our buildings and during any emergency evacuations.