Primary Schools

Covid-19: our museums are open, please see individual museum websites for info.

At the museums

The Grant Museum of Zoology welcomes visits from school groups. A self-guided visit to the Museum is free of charge. We have a number of resources you can use during your visit but encourage teachers to create their own. Visit Tuesday to Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, depending on availability. Booking is essential, please email museums@ucl.ac.uk for more details. Please note the museum can accommodate up to two classes at a time.

A self-guided visit to the Museum may help support the following Key Stage 2 Science topics:

Children looking into a museum case
  • Bones and skeletons,
  • Teeth, eating and diet,
  • Grouping and classification,
  • Adaptions and evolution

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology welcomes school group visits on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 10:00am – 12:00pm. It’s free to visit and you will usually have exclusive use of the museum. Visits are based on a teachers' pack available to download here: Petrie Museum Teachers' Pack. The visit begins with a brief introduction by one of our visitor services team and ends with a short plenary. Pre booking is essential, please contact museums@ucl.ac.uk

We have a set of downloadable Petrie Museum activities that can be used with primary school classes:

Comparing everyday life then and now

Gods, goddesses, and religion


The Narmer palette

Scavenger hunt

Investigating objects worksheet

True or false quiz


We also have a resource pack on Sounds of Roman Egypt that supports Key Stage 2 Music and History available to download here.


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