Venues

Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Each year Kids in Museums invites children and young people from ages 0-25 to take over adults’ jobs for the day at museums, galleries, historic homes, or heritage sites across the UK. Takeover Day gives children a unique experience behind-the-scenes at a museum, learning about their local heritage, boosting their confidence, and gaining transferable work skills. And, of course, it’s great fun!

On Takeover Day, young people can become tour guides, welcome hosts, curators, shop assistants, cleaners, press officers, and even more! They could co-curate a display or exhibition, help design new resources or events for other young people, create merchandise for the shop, give feedback or take over a museum’s social media channels. Takeover Day is totally flexible to your needs: it could be part of a longer-term project, a half or a full day out. It could involve a few pupils, a whole class, or even a whole school. Contact your local museum to see how you can get involved using the linked template letter from Kids in Museums. Kids in Museums provides free guidance and materials for museums, including free stickers, posters, and certificates for your pupils.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 12.16MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 12.16MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details

Contact

kidsinmuseums.org.uk/what-we-do/takeover-day/

Address

2nd Floor Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London
E1 6LA.

Opening Hours

Digital Takeover Day - Friday 7 July & Takeover Day - Friday 17 November.