Shropshire Council

Education and learning

Schools programme

Bring your class to Ludlow Museum Resource Centre for an active learning session led by an experienced museum educator. All sessions have workshop activities in our education room; some use Ludlow town and its environs for further related activities whilst others venture into the collections stored at the centre. In our experience, children learn best through direct contact with real objects and specimens, and there's something for everyone in our schools’ workshop programme brochure.

Schools’ workshop sessions available at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre:

  • Life in a Medieval Castle - suitable for KS1
  • Medieval & Tudor Ludlow - suitable for KS2
  • Rock Detectives - suitable for KS2
  • Darwin’s Discoveries KS2/3

Museums hold major sources of primary evidence required for much of the national curriculum. Teachers are invited to work with relevant collections and to make free preliminary visits to our museum sites.

The centre is fully equipped with microscopes and all the specialist equipment needed to undertake serious research.

We can often accommodate small groups of students who are undertaking specific study into costume, textiles, natural history or geology. Please contact us to discuss your ideas and needs.

If you're interested in our Resource Centre-based school sessions contact Museum Education on 01743 258881 or 258884,  or email:

Museum in school

You can also book our 'Museum in school' service, a 'hands-on' experience for children in the classroom led by an experienced museum educator and supported by a wide selection or original artefacts. Our schools’ workshop programme brochure gives more information on what we offer.

If you're interested in our Museum in School service contact Museum Education on 01743 258881 or 258884, or email:

Adult learning

As well as our schools' programme, we run a series of adult learning courses each year. Our adult education courses cover a wide range of topics from history and geology to art and creative techniques. Information about current and upcoming courses can be found on our Events page; you can also keep up with all our latest news using our Facebook page.