Every child is welcome, regardless of their level of need, and the staff have an excellent understanding of education and how to inspire young minds, and the next generation, to engage with our cultural heritage.
Teachers we need you! Join our Teacher’s Panel and have your say.
What’s involved? The teacher’s Panel meets three times a year and contributes to your CPD. Join us for tea and cake and explore our learning programmes old and new and help us to ensure that our schools programming meets the needs of our schools community. If you’re interested, please get in touch with Sarah for an informal chat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A programme of CPD for Primary and Secondary teachers will be launching early in the Spring term with sessions on Art and History. We will also be launching a Early Years CPD programme in the late Spring. Keep checking here for updates and details of how to book your place.
Schools Hour is an opportunity for teachers to bring their class or year group for a private viewing of our exciting Mutiny in Colour exhibition.
Schools Hour: 10am – 11am
Up to 60 students
£3 per child
For further information and to book please email Sarah at email@example.com
The Alborada Education Centre (funded through the generosity of The Alborada Trust) and a picnic room with cloakroom facilities are available for all learning groups.
To ensure the best experiences for groups, all educational visits must be booked in advance. To plan your visit please contact Sarah by email or call 01638 667314.
NHRM is an Artsmark Partner and an Arts Award Centre. Please contact us if you are interested in working with us on Artsmark or Arts Award. NHRM is also a Children’s University Destination. NHRM is proud to have been awarded its second Learning Outside The Classroom Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside The Classroom.
We have a number of resources for teachers that can be downloaded and printed with optional educational activities to support school visits to the National Horseracing Museum.
These resources have been developed with KS1 and KS2 in mind but are adaptable for other age groups.Find Out More
You are welcome to bring your group to explore at your own pace and with your own focus.
Self-led visits are FREE but must be booked in advance.
We are working very hard to keep everyone Covid safe.
If you are interested in a workshop, please contact Sarah by email or call 01638 667314 so that we can discuss how best to achieve this for your group. Thank you.
The Wild Escape brings museums, schools, families and communities together to engage young people with the UK's natural environment, drawing inspiration from the art and objects in museums and the creative and learning opportunities they can offer. The Wild Escape coincides with the BBC’s Wild Isles programme, a major new BBC natural history series, presented by Sir David Attenborough. The new series reveals a previously unseen wild side of the UK and it is hoped it will inspire primary school children through art and design activities on BBC Bitesize, also linked to from other BBC sites.
Thanks to funding from the Art Fund via SHARE Museums East and Museum Development UK the National Horseracing Museum will be delivering a FREE schools programme ‘Racing Wild: Inspiring a Generation’ for students aged 7-11. To ensure we keep the carbon footprint to the minimum, we will work with schools within walking distance of the Museum.
The project will bring together museums and galleries in association with a range of partners including the RSPB, the UK’s largest nature conservation charity protecting habitats, saving species and helping to end the nature and climate emergency and WWF, the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, who ensure that people and nature can thrive together for generations to come.
Our aim is to encourage young urban nature enthusiasts and biodiversity champions through sustainable learning about biodiversity, sowing a wildflower meadow and participating in an artist-led workshop session with Hilary Cox Condron culminating in a public exhibition of student work on Earth Day on Saturday 22nd April 2023 where families can come together at the National Horseracing Museum.
Our Programme of Activity
Inspired by the wildflower meadow in the famous painting Colt Hunting in the New Forest by Lucy Kemp Welch in Palace House (our Fine Art Gallery building) students will discover the importance of biodiversity in our urban green space (the paddocks where we retrain ex-racehorses) in reversing climate change and also how biodiversity of species rich meadowland of a variety of grasses, plant species, herbs and wildflowers will can help our horses’ diets providing vitamins, minerals and essential antioxidants contributing to health, immunity and gut microbiomes. Students will also learn about the artist Lucy Kemp Welch and her work through a short spotlight on an artist introduction.
To create a biodiversity benchmark in this first-year students will search for and record the habitat of the Paddocks. Results will be revisited and compared in future years.
With our volunteer gardeners, students will be hands on sowing seeds in March to create a wildflower green corridor to increase biodiversity and encourage pollinators and insects in this green space, suitable for racehorses to graze on.
Students will meet artist Hilary Cox Condron and develop art works and creative writing to share their learning on the importance of local biodiversity and climate change which will be displayed in the Museum for Earth Day in a public exhibition on Saturday 22nd April 2023. Carers and families of students who connect with us through this project will receive free admission to see the artwork and explore the Museum.
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Links
This opportunity is fully funded and resources and learning experiences at the Museum, in Palace House as well as the Paddocks and school (if it would be easier for the artist to work with students back at school) are all free.
Watch this space to book on to a CPD session for teachers with the artist.
Learning workshops will be held in the Museum and in the Paddocks in March 2023.
Artist-led workshops either in the Museum or back at school will take place throughout March and up to 12th April 2023.
More information about the Wild Escape is available from the Art Fund here.Book Your Session