We are open all year for UK school visits by pre-appointment. We also offer special ‘home-educator’ days for home-educating families to experience the museum during term time. We also offer a loans box service for UK Schools and have updated workshops to complement a museum visit. Our learning offer is adaptable for all needs and we will discuss any special requirements your students have during the booking process.  

School Visits

A visit to the museum offers children a tactile, engaging and fun experience

Loans Boxes

Bring the Museum to your classroom with one of our loans boxes

SEND

We have put together a variety of resources to help plan visits for SEND students, ensuring their experience is tailored to their needs

Home Educators

Take a look at our home educators page for the latest open days. Open days are planned in collaboration with home educator networks.

Meet the learning team

When you contact our learning team you will talk to:

Emma-Jayne Hamlington

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens

Alison Day

Alison Day

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens

Janice Le Corney

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens

Emily Anderson

Loans Box Coordinator

Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens

Beautiful frosty mornings
2022 Roundup! This was our year of trying new things; events, tours, experiences and ways of opening. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through volunteering, visiting and donating. 
2023 will be another year of change, growing on our successes and making some of the physical changes we’ve been preparing along with new events and experiences. There’s a lot to look forward to! 
We will be open tomorrow, January 1st, 11-3 and then we reopen regularly for the season on Saturday 11th February.
We’re glad to say that we were included in the ‘Digital Benin’ project, which seeks to present Benin’s rich cultural and historical heritage, preserving it for future generations of Benin / Ido people. This website has many special features, including male and female audio, Edo designation of objects and an interactive map featuring the historical landmarks of the Benin Kingdom. View at digitalbenin.org

Image: Brass box, shaped like a fish, finished. Purchased in Benin City on 30/01/1931.