Educational Group Visits

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.

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 CPD events are for teachers and tutors to 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 -

Make Nottingham Contemporary your classroom

Learn with us for free.

There are many ways to connect with our exhibitions, including online through virtual reality

Visit us for free and use our resources - they are filled with lots of ideas and activities to support learning and connect students with artworks and 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

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. Contact us at to find out more.