Museums and Schools

A New Direction is supporting the London delivery of the national Department for Education & Arts Council England funded Museums & Schools programme.

This programme encourages school visits to museums and participation in Arts Award Discover.

To find out the challenges faced by museums, A New Direction set up a pan-London Museums and Heritage Learning Group and worked with them on the development of the programme. They concluded that to successfully deliver Arts Award in museums there need to be more museums-focussed resources. They have worked with A New Direction to consult and co-design a new Arts Award Discover resource tailored to suit any museum, heritage or gallery space.

The resource has been piloted with 5 museums and 8 schools and is now available to download below. We are now inviting schools and museums from across London to connect with each other through the programme to deliver Arts Award Discover.

How can museums get involved?

1) Tell schools about your offer

To allow schools to see which sessions your museum offers with Arts Award Discover, please download and fill out this form and return to Louise.barnell@anewdirection.org.uk.

2) Download the new resource

The new Museums and Schools resource can be used for family visits and schools sessions to allow visiting children to achieve Arts Award Discover.

Click here to download the resource


Click here to find out more about the development of the programme and our work with the Museums and Heritage Learning Group.