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education: planning a visit

What's on offer

Impressions Gallery recognises the need for a flexible education offer to suit the needs of a range of groups. Whether you are stopping by for a casual visit or planning a dedicated trip to see our current exhibition we can support your needs. From free introductory talks to full Visual Literacy sessions you can find details of what we offer to visiting groups by clicking here.

How to book

If you are taking part in a gallery-led workshop or activity you must book in advance. Please ensure you have the following details prepared:

•    Dates and times of your proposed visit.
•    The activity session you would like to book.
•    Your full address and contact telephone number.
•    Size and age of the group.
•    Any special needs the group have.

Where possible, please make your booking at least 3 weeks in advance of your visit. To do this please call our Learning Coordinator on 01274 737 843.

If you are booking a workshop then payment for the session should be made 2 weeks prior to your visit. Cheques should be made payable to 'Impressions Gallery'.

If you are making a self-led group visit we advise that you contact us beforehand so we can inform you if there are any other scheduled activites that may affect your visit.


Gallery staff will lead the sessions, but teachers, lecturers and group leaders are responsible for supervising their group at all times.

Please ensure you can meet the following adult to student ratios:

Age 6 – 11          1:5
Age 11 – 16        1:10
Age 16 – 18        1:20


It is advisable that you check the content of the gallery and exhibition is suitable for your group. To do this please call the Gallery on 01274 737843.

Risk assessment

It is advisable to complete a risk assessment prior to your groups visit to the gallery.

Click here to download the gallery's risk assessment guide.

Enjoy free facilities

Use our lockers to store personal belongings and our lounge space overlooking Centenary Square for your group to relax and eat packed lunches.

Make a day of it

Across the road, the National Science and Media Museum has interactive displays of photography, film and television and an IMAX cinema, whilst the Alhambra Theatre has many performances throughout the year.

For further information on visiting Impressions Gallery, please visit the general planning your visit section of the website.