Visiting as a group


    Looking to bring learning alive for your students in the museum?  


    Want to share your passion for ingenious science stories with friends in a community group or local club?


Whatever your needs, there’s a self-guided group option for you:

Take a look at these guidelines and FAQs about supervision, group size, and booking:


Yes — you will need to make group bookings in advance 

We need at least 5 working days’ notice to make all the arrangements for group bookings and tours. 



Get in touch with us at if you are planning a group visit.

Tell us more about who you are and the size of your group, and we'll work out the best option for you.



Yes. Your leader will need to supervise their groups at all time during your visit. 



For everyone’s safety, all groups (included self-guided groups) need to book in advance.

Please bring your confirmation email with you so we can identify your booking quickly and welcome you to the museum. 


Language, International & Summer Schools, tours, and other groups


Visitors looking at astrolabes in the Top Gallery

All groups need to book in advance

We welcome organised visits from language, international & summer schools, tours, and other groups.


How much does it cost?

It's £3 per person for each self-guided group booking.

This is an all-inclusive charge (booking and administration fees).

You’ll need to book and pay in advance so take a look at our FAQs before you start.


Your next steps 

Make your booking request

Got more questions? Email us at

Primary, Secondary, and FE in the UK


Children exploring a display in the Entrance Gallery at the History of Science Museum

All groups need to book in advance

There is no charge for self-guided group visits from UK Primary and Secondary Schools, or FE Colleges.

Take a look at our FAQs for more information.


Your next steps 

Make your booking request

Got more questions? Email us at


Taught sessions for schools and colleges
Our Learning Officers offer curriculum enrichment opportunities through taught sessions (early years; KS1-KS5) and study days.