Self Led Sessions

School children sat around a sculpture in the RWA galleries

Schools Visits - Free Self Led Sessions

The RWA welcomes self-guided visits to the gallery. We offer these sessions completely free of charge but we request all groups book a time and date in with us beforehand.

Teacher, teaching assistants and parent helpers are welcome to take their classes around the exhibition. The Learning and Participation team are happy to give a welcome and short introduction if required.

Students can work in the galleries using pencils and crayons unless specified otherwise. Clipboards can normally be provided if you let us know in advance. Please note that chalks, charcoal, pastel, paints and other messy materials are not permitted to use in the gallery spaces. If in doubt about the use of other materials, do please check with us beforehand.

Bookings can be made by email to or

We request bookings are made for school groups no larger than one class, with at least three adults helpers (if Primary).

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