Welcome to our Learning and Schools' pages.
We are very happy to welcome schools and groups back into the Museum. At present, we are taking limited bookings on Mondays and Thursdays when the Museum will be closed to the public.
Here you can learn more about our Museum-based activities, on-site facilities, and stand-alone classroom resources. The Museum's rich and varied collections allow us to present money as a fascinating cross-curricular topic. We have consulted widely with teachers and other education professionals to develop a schools' service which closely supports Curriculum for Excellence. We hope that you will find it both exciting and relevant!
What we Offer
Children visiting the Museum engage in hands-on activities based around our extensive collection of original artefacts. These sessions are led by Museum staff and are free of charge. To find out more about the themes we cover, how a school visit is structured, and how to make a booking, please see below.
The activities are loosely aimed at upper primary pupils, but we are happy to adapt the content for people of all ages and those with additional support needs.
We are able to welcome a maximum class size of 32.
Please contact us to discuss how we can make a visit to the Museum as engaging and relevant as possible to your group.
We have developed a series of short videos and resources to support the teaching of money as an interdisciplinary topic. Further information is available here.
Timing and Format of a School Visit
On arrival, the class is given a short introduction to the Museum and the topic of money. The children are then split into three groups and rotated around three different activities. Each lasts about 45 minutes. A break is usually taken after the first activity. In order to give children the best possible experience, we recommend that you allow three to four hours for your visit.