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Session in the Art room at Brighton Museum 

Discovery and learning  

Learning is at the heart of what we do at the Royal Pavilion & Museums.

Whether you are coming with your school for a role play session at Preston Manor, visiting the Royal Pavilion with your family for a Regency Ball or finding out about mini-beasts at a pre-school workshop at the Booth Museum you can be sure that you will leave inspired, enthused and enthralled.

We offer an extensive programme of activities and services for all of our visitors.

Schools and teachers

  • Handling sessions led by Museum Teachers
  • Victorian role play
  • Practical workshops and gallery talks to accompany temporary exhibitions
  • Guided tours
  • Gallery talks
  • Loan boxes
  • Outreach
  • Teacher and pupil resources
  • Continuing Professional Development training days for teachers


  • Art workshops
  • Storytelling
  • Costumed characters
  • Tours
  • Audio tours at the Royal Pavilion
  • Dressing up
  • Interactive activities in the galleries
  • Handling sessions

Foundation Stage and Under 5s

  • Pre-school workshops with museum trails, handling objects, art activities and story time
  • Outreach sessions for nurseries and schools
  • Loan boxes
  • Continuing Professional Development training days for teachers and staff in nurseries

Young people

  • Audio tours at the Royal Pavilion
  • Art workshops
  • Film workshops
  • Resources to do at home
  • Youth Forum


  • Gallery tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Guided tours of buildings
  • Seated talks in museum rooms
  • Lectures in the Old Courtroom lecture theatre
  • Craft workshops
  • Handling sessions
  • Guided walks
  • Evening functions
  • Symposiums
  • Film showings
  • Performances
  • Courses and shorter study sessions
  • Special events in the Royal Pavilion gardens
  • Paranormal tour company hire of Preston Manor


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