The Cultural Explorers Programme
The Cultural Explorers Programme provides a cultural entitlement worth up to £500 per class at no cost for all local Year Five learners, enabling them to engage in an exciting outside-the-classroom learning experience in one of The University of Manchester’s four cultural venues.
How will my school benefit?
Year Five teachers can choose one of the following three options for their class:
- Option One: A workshop led by the venue + transport to that venue
- Option Two: Bespoke activities co-planned with specialist venue learning staff and led by class teachers. With £100 provided towards supply cover for planning time, this is a great opportunity for professional development. This option also includes the transport costs when you bring your class to the venue.
- Option Three: A visit from Manchester Museum's Inflatable Museum
Teachers involved in the programme are also invited to attend collaborative professional development opportunities during the year.
Follow-up family offer
All visiting children are invited to enter a competition designed to encourage local families to make the most of these amazing cultural venues on their doorsteps.
As part of the conditions of booking, we may ask Cultural Explorer schools to support the administration of this competition. Details of this year’s family offer can be found here.
Making a booking
To benefit from this fully-funded cultural entitlement, teachers should book as early as possible in the school yearascapacity is limited at some venues. You can start the booking process by completing the enquiry form.
For all other enquiries, or if you are unsure whether your school is part of the programme, please contact us via 0161 275 8769 or email email@example.com
Explore an array of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Manchester Museum’s Inflatable Museum can visit your school whilst the museum undergoes extensive redevelopment work.
The John Rylands Library
The Library building on Deansgate in the City Centre is a masterpiece of neo-Gothic Victorian architecture and contains one of the world’s finest collections of rare books and manuscripts.
After a £15 million development that transformed the gallery in 2015, the Whitworth has doubled in size and created new spaces that embrace the park it calls home.
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with a visit to Jodrell Bank, where your pupils can see the world-famous giant Lovell Telescope and explore our interactive exhibitions.