Schools & Colleges

We offer tours, talks and tailored workshops to groups from schools and colleges. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to engage with art, learning more about the exhibition. You are also welcome to lead your own group visit around our gallery, we do however ask that you complete a booking form for all group visits, full details can be found below.

Self-led Group Visits

You are welcome to visit our exhibitions without a tour guide, however we do ask that you let us know about your group visit in advance. This is so we can check what other events are happening in The Edge and confirm this time is suitable for a group. Larger groups may be split into smaller sizes whilst in the gallery space. 

Please complete a group visit booking form and email edge-learning@bath.ac.uk at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. We’ll be in touch to confirm your booking. Please read the group visit guidelines before booking your visit.

Exhibition Tours

Free 15-minute introduction to the current exhibition for up to 30 people with an experienced member of our programming or Visitor Services team. Groups are then welcome to continue to explore the exhibition using our free activity and information sheets. Larger groups may be split into smaller sizes whilst in the gallery space. 

Introductory Tours are offered during week day opening hours (Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm). For community groups that meet in the evenings, please get in touch to discuss the possibility of booking tours in the early evening and on Saturdays. Subject to availability of staff.

Free for UK schools, colleges, universities and community partners

Please complete a group visit booking form and email edge-learning@bath.ac.uk at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. We’ll be in touch to confirm your booking. Please read the group visit guidelines before booking your visit.

Artist Led Workshop & In-depth Tour

Two-hour workshop and in-depth exhibition tour, led by an experienced artist-educator. Workshops are tailored to respond to group requirements. Workshops cost £150 for two hours and take place at The Edge. Subject to room and staff availability. Larger groups may be split into smaller sizes whilst in the gallery space. 

To inquire about a workshop please email edge-learning@bath.ac.uk at least 4 weeks in advance of your intended visit. Please read the group visit guidelines before booking your visit.

Information for all group visits

Please read the group visit guidelines before booking your visit. All group visits must be booked in advance, as booked groups have priority and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please be aware larger groups may be split into smaller sizes whilst in the gallery space.  

We aim to welcome all visitors to our building and are fully accessible throughout, with lifts to all floors and disabled toilets on every level. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome in The Edge and disabled parking is available in the car park directly in front of the building. People who hold blue badges can park free of charge in disabled bays. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Risk assessments are available upon request to assist you when you are planning your visit. We recommend teachers and group leaders make a preliminary visit to The Edge to ascertain that the content of the exhibition is appropriate for their group and to make their own risk assessment.

Other opportunities

Why not combine visits? University of Bath offers Campus Visits to students in Year 10 and up.
On a Campus Visit, students get to explore our university, experience teaching environments and
learn about higher education. They’ll be able to look around all the facilities and meet and work with
current students. More info

The Milner Centre for Evolution also runs hands-on activities taking place in their undergraduate teaching
labs. Students get the chance to use their state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Among other
activities, they will learn how to extract their own DNA, observe cells through a microscope and
explore the diffraction of light. More info

All our activities can be used to support Arts Award.