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.

Exhibition Tours

Free 10-minute introduction to the current exhibition for up to 30 people with an experienced member of our programming team. Groups are then welcome to continue to explore the exhibition using our free activity and information sheets.

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 at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. We’ll be in touch to confirm your booking.

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,
Please complete a group visit booking form and email at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. We’ll be in touch to confirm your booking.

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.

To inquire about a workshop please email at least 4 weeks in advance of your intended 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.

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.

All our activities can be used to support Arts Award.