School & College Visits

20-21 offers an education service with creativity and learning at its core, complementing our rich and changing exhibition programme. We welcome all schools, colleges and alternative education groups and offer a wide range of workshops and activities to suit most school requirements.

Booking an education service with 20-21 Visual Arts Centre ensures a unique quality experience that is continually evaluated by pupils and school teachers to guarantee value for money. Our beautiful building with creative and historical architecture, offers a unique venue for your pupils to be inspired and creative.

Our Inspired Learning Team is on hand to discuss how 20-21 can accommodate your needs, please contact 01724 297070 or for an informal chat.  Alternatively, contact our Learning and Engagement Officer by calling 01724 297055 or emailing to book.

Tours and Talks

Whether self guided or led by our Inspired Learning Team, tours and talks are a popular way for school and college groups to experience contemporary art in our gallery spaces.

All tours should be booked through our Learning and Engagement Officer, who can offer guidance in ensuring you get the most out of your visit.

Guided Tour

20-21 Visual Arts Centre’s Inspired Learning Team led tours are developed to guide students through themes, materials and subjects featured in various current exhibitions. Maximum number 30.
Cost: £15

Artist Talk

If you want to enrich your visit with a talk from an exhibiting artist, we can do our best to make a booking for you. Costs are variable so please get in touch with the Inspired Learning Team.

Self Guided Tour

This is a FREE offer to all groups. However, please note that self-guided tours do not include the use of the activity table. We advise booking with us, so we can greet you on arrival.


For all School and College visits, Risk Assessments are available on request and pre visits to the gallery by teaching staff are positively encouraged.

If available it is possible to book our Education Room for lunches at a cost of £15, or for self-led activities that coincide with your visit at a cost of £12 an hour between 10am and 4pm.

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