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School workshops at Tameside Museums and Galleries

Our learning programme has been developed with local professional creatives and shaped by feedback from teachers. We utilise the talents of our local artists and performers, plus those of our skilled staff, to deliver workshops that will engage and inspire children. Enjoy learning with inspiring stories, memory-making objects and beautiful spaces. Develop skills, enrich your curriculum, support wellbeing and connect with local places and people.
For more information about our school offer, please visit our new In Tameside website.

Self led Visits:

We welcome self led visits to all our museums and galleries - please book in advance via the ‘send us a message box’ at the bottom of this page so we can safely manage numbers in the museum.

If you are bringing your class on a self-led visit to Portland Basin Museum, why not download and print copies of this Portland Basin trail worksheet 706.62 KB PDF File  to make your day more enjoyable.

Museum in a Box

For details of our Loan boxes click here  All Schools - £39 per week


All school workshops:

  Half Day (2 hours) Full Day (2 x 2hours)
Tameside Schools £107 £214
Outside Borough £117 £234

Outreach Sessions

  Half Day (3 hours) Full Day (6 hours)
All Schools £176 £352

Online educational resources for schools and groups

We’ve created online content to engage pupils with our collections within museums, galleries and local studies and archives. Resources available include short films, lesson plans and activities with examples of objects and photographs from our collections, linked to both the National Curriculum and your school’s needs.
Below you will find online resources linked to ‘Toys’, ‘Victorian Children at Work’ and ‘Conflict and Consequences’.
We hope you find them useful and enjoy exploring these themes with your class. We are always happy to discuss any of your ideas and to help support your class’s learning, so please do contact us.

Click here for our ‘Conflict and Consequences’ resources


Toys Workshop
Click here for our ‘Toys’ resources 



To find out more or book a workshop, please contact Portland Basin Museum on 0161 342 5480.


Contact information

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0161 342 5480
0161 343 2869
Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
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