Bury art museum and sculpture centre


Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre offers an exciting range of programmes, some offered in partnership with other local museums, to provide an interesting and memorable educational day trip for schools. These sessions can be tailored to fit the needs and interests of your group. Teachers are invited to contact the museum to arrange a pre-visit to assist with planning and risk assessments, and to discuss any access or learning requirements.

What the service provides

Museum staff led sessions

These cover a range of subjects including Portraits, Gallery Explorers, World War II and the Victorians.
These can be booked on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 10.00am to 12.00pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Please note that these are the usual slots for a workshop but other times may be negotiable.

The sessions are normally 1 hour 30 minutes, but this can be altered to suit requirements.

Self-guided tours

You are welcome to bring a group for a self-guided visit at anytime. However, we ask that you always ring in advance to let us know when you are planning to visit and inform us of the size of your group so that we can help you make the most of your visit and inform you of the most suitable times.

Familiarisation tours

In addition to this we offer one-to-one familiarisation sessions which can be booked in advance of your visit to help you find out more information about the artworks and objects on display.

Benefits to your school

Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre is a unique and wonderful environment which inspires creativity and helps stimulate literacy and language development. The School sessions begin with a lively introduction to the history of the gallery and highlight the importance of the collections, both traditional and contemporary. The sessions are engaging and offer pupils first hand access to unique objects, international artwork and stories.


Prices vary depending on the nature of your visit. Charged visits typically start from £4.00 per pupil.

Additional information

Loan boxes

The museum has three loan boxes that cover the topics of Toys, Victorian Domestic Items and Home front World War II. The loan boxes are £10 and can be borrowed for a maximum period of two weeks. Loan boxes must be booked in advance, telephone 0161 253 5878 to book a loan box.