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Learning & Education

Our Learning & Education service offers a huge variety of curriculum-based, facilitated workshops for school pupils of all ages as well as school trips, sleepovers, teacher training and bespoke projects.


School Sessions

From Creative Writing to Environment and History, choose from a wide range of curriculum-linked workshops designed to help you and your school make the most of Newstead Abbey. For schools visiting with fewer numbers, please contact us.

Useful information to help you plan your trip can be found here: Info Teachers. Newstead Abbey Facilitated sessions

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School Sessions

Unseen Poetry: Newstead through the eyes of Byron

Newstead through the eyes of Byron, Analysing Unseen Poetry KS3/4/5 English: analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through […]

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Watercolour and Drawing Workshops KS5

Watercolour and Drawing Workshops at Newstead Abbey These sessions are designed to give your group the chance to explore drawing and painting processes and techniques using the grounds, architecture and artefacts here at Newstead Abbey.  All sessions are led by artist and illustrator Hannah Sawtell. These sessions cover Drawing for different purposes Using sketchbooks to […]

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GCSE focus: Creative Writing and the World of Byron

English: Writing, composition skills, planning writing, evaluating and editing, reviewing and sharing work. Preparation for composing answers to GCSE English Language Paper 1: Creative Writing Work with a professional writer towards practicing answers for English Language Paper 1: Creative Writing, using the atmospheric settings of Newstead Abbey as an inspiration point. Learn practical, useable skills in […]

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Teacher-Led Sessions

Bring your school group for a great learning experience, exploring Newstead Abbey, from the Cloisters to the Japanese Room, or the beautiful grounds. Following a warm welcome, you’ll have access to our site for the day as well as a base for your bags and coats, a space to eat your lunch and a tour for just £5 per pupil.

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Access Artefacts

Access Artefacts is the handling collection for Nottingham Museums and contains objects covering a range of themes, including social history, archaeology, geology, industrial history and the natural sciences.

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Planning your visit

To insure you have all the information to hand for planning your learning visit with us, please see our EDUCATION VISIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Accreditations and badges

We’re pleased to say we have the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, recommended by the Department for Education.

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To discuss how we can help you, call the Schools Programmes team on 0115 876 1420 or email

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