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School and education groups are welcome to visit the Higgins Bedford during opening hours.


Our learning programme reflects the strengths of our collections with curriculum themes and hands-on activities designed to make the most of our galleries and exhibitions.


Sessions provide pupils with opportunities to investigate and learn from real and replica artefacts, historical objects and works of art on display.

Maximum capacity for most sessions is 30 pupils/students. Some sessions can be adapted to meet the needs of  groups from Special Schools please talk to us about your requirements.


Bookings for sessions, self-led visits, talks and tours can be made by contacting: thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk


Download Essential Information For School Visits here.



The Higgins Bedford is a Culture Challenge provider.




Learning Programme for Schools

CPD for Teachers & Teacher Training

Booking Information

Risk Assessment for Visits