The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Outreach session
Outreach session
Armour handling session
Armour handling session
Outreach session
Outreach session

Booking a Visit
It is essential to book ahead. To discuss availability please call 020 7563 9551, email or fill out the schools booking form


Lunch Arrangements
Booked groups may eat lunch in the Education Studio, subject to availability.  THIS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.  Groups are also welcome to eat lunch on the grass in front of the museum or in Paddington Street Gardens, which has a covered lunching area, a playground and lavatories.


The Wallace Collection is fully accessible for wheelchair users
A minibus space (up to 16 seats) can be made available for the use of Special Educational Needs groups. Please specify this requirement when booking one of our SEN programmes


All sessions are free but cancellation fees will be charged if you fail to inform us of your non-attendance over 2 weeks (14 days) prior to your session date.

Groups will be charged £100 for each one hour to half-day session and £200 for each whole-day session they fail to attend

Special Educational Needs

The Wallace Collection offers a variety of specially devised sessions for pupils with Special Educational Needs, both at the museum and in school, including Hospital Schools. All are free of charge. We also strive to accommodate special requests from schools. 

Sessions are devised for pupils aged 10-18. A maximum 10 and minimum of 5 students and a ratio of 1 adult to every 3 pupils required per workshop.

Workshops for pupils with mild to moderate learning difficulties


Year-Round Sessions 


2 hours, plus an optional half hour lunch break
This interactive workshop involves dressing up, role play and drawing inspired by portrait artists such as Rembrandt and Hals.

Myths and Legends: Gods, Heroes and Monsters

2 hours, plus an optional half-hour lunch break
Come face to face with Hercules, Perseus and Apollo, characters from Greek and Roman myths whose stories are told in paint, bronze, wood and clay! Find out how these stories have inspired artists through the ages and finish with some role play and a making activity.

Tudor Armour

2 hours, plus an optional half hour lunch break
How did armour develop through the ages? What was it like to fight in Tudor times? Your pupils will discover how the Tudor army protected themselves in battle, as well as touch and try on original and replica armour.

Dated sessions

Armour, Drama, Making

24, 25 February, 3, 19, 20 March, 10, 11, 12, 23 June, 16, 21 July 2014
 4 hours
Looking at a range of objects in the largest armour collection in London, pupils will try on armour from the handling collection, make armour from card, dress up and pose in their full regalia! Activities are divided into small chunks and can involve the skills of discussion, listening, looking, and cutting out and will be tailored to the pupils abilities.

Workshops for pupils with mild learning difficulties

‘What a Relief!’ Sculpture Workshop

18, 19, 20, 21 November 2013, 30 June, 1, 2, July 2014
4 hours
students look at and handle real sculptures before trying out some sculptural techniques including moulding and casting, in this interactive hands-on workshop

This workshop involves messy materials

Rich and Poor in Tudor Times: Meet Sir Robert Dudley and Moll Cutpurse!

2, 3, 4, 5 December, 1 ½ hours (am or pm)
Meet Robert Dudley, favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, and Moll Cutpurse, a cross-dressing female criminal from the Tudor underworld.  Find out about their lives and what it was like to be rich or poor in Tudor times. A truly interactive session!

Investigating Patterns: Printmaking Workshop

18, 19, 23, 26 September, 9, 10 December2013, 26, 27, February, 19, 20 May, 25, 26, June, 7 July 2014
Explore the many different patterns which decorate the beautiful furniture, gilt staircase, ceilings and floors of this palatial home. Draw your own shape, turn it into a printing block and use it to make your own designs by printing it in different combinations.  This workshop involves messy materials.