Educational Group Visits

Our galleries are now open! We are glad to be welcoming schools, colleges and university groups back.

Please contact us to book a visit, either by phoning us on 0115 948 9750 or by emailing

Please note we need to plan for group visits in advance in order to manage numbers of visitors in the galleries and so enable social distancing.

We can work with schools and colleges to prepare for a visit, and we can provide resources to connect students to the exhibitions. Our team of artists can also support your visit to the gallery with a workshop.

Our Artist Experience Workshops are £100 for Nottingham City schools and £120 for those outside the city, available for a class of up to 30 students. If you want to bring two classes add a further £55.

The same school can bring up to 60 students in one session, if booked in advance.

We have Teacher Notes, Resources and Information to support your visit.

You can read our safety measures here including our COVID-19 Venue/Workplace Risk Assessment

On occasion we can also open our galleries exclusively for a school on a Monday. Please contact us to discuss.

Working with our Artists

Our Associate Artists tailor workshops to the needs of groups, inspiring students to explore the galleries, share ideas and develop their own creative work. If you are interested in an artist workshop, we’d love to hear from you.

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Teacher CPD

Our free CPDs are for teachers and tutors and suggest creative ideas for the classroom. Explore our galleries and take part in a practical workshop with our team of artists, then try out our resources and network with colleagues.

For more information about our programmes and how we can work together in the future please do get in touch email Charlotte Tupper,

Make Nottingham Contemporary your classroom

Learn with us for free.

There are many other ways to engage with our work including experiencing the exhibitions online through virtual reality

Our resources are filled with lots of ideas and activities, support learning and connect students with the exhibition themes.

Contemporary art sparks imaginations, challenges thinking and encourages conversations. It offers exciting routes into subjects that extend far beyond the study of art itself.

“I am aiming for the children to become more confident and resilient in the world that they are growing up in. In my opinion, art facilitates this brilliantly, and encourages children to think in a way that is often hard to otherwise teach”

Teacher, Highbank Primary School

"The difference in the children has been phenomenal. The children’s confidence and self-esteem has been really boosted. The best creative project we’ve done".

Teacher, Huntingdon Academy

Work Experience

Our unique week of work experience worked with 20 pupils aged 14 - 17 years from Nottingham City Schools. Hosted by Nottingham Contemporary and delivered in partnership with Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, New Art Exchange and Backlit Gallery. The pupils took part in experiences with artists, programmers, curators and technicians across venues and gain an insight into the variety of careers within the arts.

We also work in partnership with Discover! Creative Careers Week and ARTiculation with University students from the Midlands.

If you would like to find out more about our work experience offers, email our Schools Programmer for Secondary Schools, Wingshan Smith

Arts Award and Artsmark

Arts Award is a national qualification supporting young people to broaden their creative experiences and develop their leadership, communication and reflection skills. Our team are experienced in delivering and supporting Arts Award programmes and can deliver or help you plan supporting activity.

Artsmark is a quality standard for schools, used to plan, develop and evaluate creativity across the curriculum and to support school priorities. Get in touch and we can explore together how we can support you in your Artsmark journey.

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