Primary School Membership scheme

Access real museum artefacts to use in your classrooms and take part in workshops from our nine museums and galleries. Receive support with curriculum planning, teacher training and local resources.

Our Primary School Membership scheme includes all you need to increase access to object based and cultural capital rich learning. There are three membership packages: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The three packages have been developed in consultation with primary teachers in the city, piloted in Leeds schools, and are based on the services we know people use, or would like to, across Leeds Museums and Galleries and the city.

What is included in membership?

  • Annual all-staff training session on best practice object-based learning, new research, impacts on practice and local resources.
  • Discounts on bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions tailored to the needs of your school, covering topics such as cultural and object-based learning, embedding diversity, in-depth subject sessions, cross-curricular and chronological approaches.
  • Priority access for inclusion in special projects, including artist-led programmes.
  • Assistance and support with cultural and curriculum planning, including Arts Award/Artsmark, embedding culture and local history into curriculum design, and building a diverse curriculum.
  • Annual opportunities to help us develop and shape our schools programme.

Membership tiers

Membership is for the whole school and runs from 1 September–31 August each year.

Bronze membership

• £600 per year
• 6 loans boxes
• 1 workshop

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Silver membership

• £1600 per year
• 8 loans boxes
• 3 workshops
• 1 assembly
• Preview invites

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Gold membership

• £2200 per year
• 10 loans boxes
• 4 workshops
• 2 assemblies
• Preview invites
• 6 hours of teacher CPD

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A new way of working

Leeds Museums and Galleries are proud to have won the Museums and Heritage Show Learning Outreach Award 2021, and our Membership Scheme was a big part of this. To capture the impact that the Membership Scheme has had in our schools we commissioned a new evaluation report.

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Find out more and apply

For more information or to apply for membership, please fill out an enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch within 3 working days.