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GCSE and Beyond


Discover how The Higgins Bedford can provide opportunities for enrichment, further learning and personal development for students age 16+.


self led tours

Self-Led Tours

Groups of students are welcome to visit the galleries and exhibitions during public opening hours. Admission is free and it is recommended that groups book in advance.


Find out more information about current events and exhibitions > 


Object Handling Workshops


Students are given the opportunity to handle real and replica objects from our extensive handling collections and discover more about local history.


talks tours

Talks and Tours 


Short talks on collections and exhibitions can be arranged for small groups of students. There is a charge for these. There are also a range of talks and tours for the general public which students are very welcome to attend.


Find out more information about talks & tours here >  


Work Experience & Volunteering


The Higgins Bedford offers an extensive range of opportunities for personal development through work experience placements and volunteering.


Find out more information about volunteering here >




The Higgins Young People’s Panel (The HYPP)

Join The HYPP and voice your opinions and idea while gaining hands on experience developing and delivering cultural and heritage activities at The Higgins Bedford.