Inspired by our unique collection of East and South East Asian artefacts, we offer cross-cultural learning experiences for students of all ages. Our school programme Learning through Discovery has been designed to tie into aspects of the National Curriculum and can be adapted to suit different Key Stages.
Learning experiences are delivered at your school. Due to the closure of the first floor galleries, we are unable to facilitate school visits in our galleries. However, we still accept groups for self-guided activities (20 students max.). If you would like to lead a self-guided activity, please do contact the Museum with the time and date you will be visiting.
Three easy steps to design your learning experience
1. Decide what type of learning experience you would like
A) Facilitated learning experiences
One of our facilitators will visit your school and work with one or more classes. Typically, facilitated learning experiences may involve workshops, talks and handling of the resource box educational objects.
Duration and costs:
|Half-Day (Two Groups)||Whole Day (Three to Four Groups)|
|£180 + Facilitator Transportation Costs||£260 + Facilitator Transportation Costs|
There are two types of learning experiences:
Set learning experiences
These take a more comprehensive approach to popular subjects such as the Chinese New Year or the Shang Dynasty.
Most popular facilitated learning experiences:
Other available learning experiences:
- East Asian Performing Arts
- Terracotta Warriors
Please note times, fees and other conditions may vary according to the activity/theme.
Bespoke learning experiences
These visits have the same structure and costs as the set learning experiences but the themes and activities are tailored to your class needs.
B) Self-guided learning experiences
Our boxes are one of our most popular resources. They can be lent to schools for free for a maximum two-week slot each time (a £50 in cheque deposit is necessary).
All boxes include a Teacher’s Booklet with background information, object explanations, photocopiable activities, and scheme of work tables designed to support your lesson planning. Objects in the boxes make a great starting point for developing a series of innovative activities.
- Japanese Arts: Kimono, Tea Ceremony and Japanese Dolls
- Chinese New Year
- Chinese Inventions and the Shang Dynasty
2: Book your learning experience
Please note all our activities must be booked at least a month in advance.
Teachers are welcome to book a pre-visit appointment with our Learning Manager at Learning@meaa.org.uk. Get in touch to discuss developing a learning experience to suit your class needs and lesson plans, or to develop a bespoke learning experience.
3. Booking confirmation
Once the booking form has been received and a date has been agreed, the Learning Manager, Cèlia Dominguez, will send a Learning Experience Plan and Risk Assessment, as well as more information about invoicing and logistics.