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Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
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Schools and Colleges

We love having young creative minds in the Gallery exploring our exhibitions and discovering our collection.

We welcome schools to the Gallery, offering self-led visits, workshops, special projects and our School in Residence programme. However you chose to engage with us, our friendly team will ensure you have all the support you need to make the most of your visit.

Self-led visits

Schools workshop: Encounter and Create

Schools in Residence Programme

Information for Teachers

Learning Resources

Such an amazing day had by all, the children had the most fantastic time seeing real art on display and learning about the materials used.

Teacher, Portfield Primary

Self-led Visits

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A self-led visit to the Gallery is a wonderful way of exploring our collection and exhibitions.

No. of students:  Max 30 per allocated time slot (no minimum)

Length: Up to 2 hours

Cost: FREE

How to book: To book your visit, or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact our Learning team.


Telephone: 01243 770838

Pallant House Gallery is closed to the public on Mondays.

When to book: We require at least 14 days’ notice of your intended visit.

We have created FREE resources designed to support Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 visits below. For primary school resources, please talk to our team at the time of booking your visit.

Information for Teachers

Schools workshop: Encounter and Create

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Our ‘Encounter and Create’ workshops are suitable for Key Stages 1-5 and have been carefully designed to align with key national curriculum themes.

Each workshop consists of a focused tour, featuring key works from our collection and a creative session in our studio where students explore their ideas in more depth. Schools can choose from the following topics:

  • Colour and Shape
  • Art and Language
  • People and Identity
  • Places and Spaces


What to expect

On arrival, your group will be welcomed to the Gallery by a member of our learning team. We will help students settle in by providing a brief introduction to the Gallery and an outline of their visit. This will be followed by an introduction to our collection with opportunities for observation, sketching and thought provoking discussion, all based around the theme of your choosing.

Inspired by what they’ve seen, we head back down to the studio for a creative session with one of our experienced artist educators. We will explore your chosen theme in a hands-on way, using a range of appropriate materials to generate individual works of art which students can take back to school. We will provide all of the art materials.

No of students:  Max 36 (no minimum)

Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

Cost: £160

How to book: To book your visit, or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact our Learning team.


Telephone: 01243 770838

When to book: We require at least one month’s advance notice to arrange an Artist Educator and Facilitator. Please note, the Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Information for Teachers

Schools in Residence Programme

Make yourself at home: building confidence and encouraging creativity with our five week residency programme.

Our School in Residence programme has been developed with the support of The Eridge Trust, to provide a fully-funded, FREE opportunity for schools and colleges to have more in-depth engagement with the Gallery over a five week period.


We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity that the School in Residence has offered. The students have grown through it in a number of ways: their knowledge and appreciation of art, their confidence in moving around a gallery and their ability to express their ideas visually.

Teacher, Warblington School.

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Your group will be given opportunities to explore our collections and exhibitions and exclusive use of our studio during your visit, working towards a final creative piece which will be exhibited at our Schools’ summer exhibition.

In addition, teachers of Key Stage 2 pupils will receive two complementary Continued Professional Development sessions in advance of the residency. This FREE in-depth programme is a wonderful way to develop children’s creativity and teachers’ confidence in a nurturing environment.

This programme is funded by The Eridge Trust. This programme is designed to support schools for whom the costs of transport, or other limiting factors, are a barrier to accessing the Gallery.

No of students:  Max 18 (no minimum)

Age: Key Stage 2 upwards.

Length: 5 x morning or afternoon sessions over 5 weeks.

Cost: FREE (all workshop and transport costs are covered by The Eridge Trust)


Find out more

Information for Teachers

To get the most out of your trip, please read our documents carefully before your visit.

Download our Risk Assessment Guidance for Schools

Download our Useful Information for Schools Visits

Getting here

Learning Resources

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A selection of downloadable resources for schools to use during their visit to the Gallery and in the classroom.

Download John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey resources

Download Wild Escape School Resources