Museum visits

Hello teachers! We are unable to accommodate on site visits but do have virtual workshops available. Email Lotherton for details.

While you’re here, have a look at our online resources, collections and

Learn at Lotherton

At Lotherton we can help you deliver diverse, creative, skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas.

Workshops and Guided Tours

Lotherton Hall Museum will remain closed for school groups until further notice. We are unable to offer any history-themed workshops in person until restrictions are lifted and we are able to reopen the house.

Please email [email protected] to enquire about workshops for the Spring and Summer terms. If you would like to enhance your visit into Wildlife World, our zoo education officer is able to offer your group a guided tour and/or a workshop to link in with your topic at school.

Learn with Wildlife World

Arthur the tapir at Wildlife World

Our expanding animal collection in Wildlife World lends itself well to National Curriculum topics such as habitats, adaptations and classification. We have penguins, flamingos, tapirs, porcupines and much more! Each animal enclosure has interpretation signs providing you varying depths of information.

Please book one of our timed slots to visit Wildlife World with your class: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm

We have a one way system in place through Wildlife World and the exit is via our gift shop. Due to the limited number capacity, we cannot accommodate a whole class at the same time. If you would like to pre-order goody bags from our gift shop please contact us 72 hours in advance of your visit to discuss your options and prices.

COVID-19 Information

We are welcoming schools back to our attraction at limited numbers to begin with, to ensure we can cater for all visitors and staff as safely as possible. Please visit our reopening page  to view our on-site measures in place for Covid-19.

All adults will need to provide their details for the NHS Test and Trace when entering indoor areas and anyone over the age of 11 will need to wear a face covering indoors, unless they are exempt. For children in year 6 and above who are over the age of 11, please ensure they bring a face covering with them..

Make a booking

Our Learning Team offer a range of themed packages linked to the National Curriculum using our collections and stories to enhance all styles of learning.

Please contact us for further information or to make a booking.



0113 378 2959
(10am – 4pm)

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Virtual Classroom: Meet Florence Nightingale

Virtual classroom workshop focussing on the life and history of Florence Nightingale and exploring Victorian objects at Lotherton.

Learning officer at Lotherton dressed as Florence Nightingale

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14 September 2020


Pupils become ‘mini-zoologists’ during this session as we explore how animals can be grouped by their characteristics.

An imperial pigeon from the breast upwards

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06 February 2019

Lotherton over time

Map the changes of a local historical site from pre-historic times, to the medieval village and the Gascoignes arrival at Lotherton in the 19th century.

Three children sitting cross-legged, playing with a variety of objects



Pupils explore the rainforest and the polar habitats. What are they like and how do the animals there survive?

Several flamingos standing in a group

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05 February 2019

Introducing Florence Nightingale and her friends

Meet the young Florence Nightingale, cousin to the Gascoigne family of Lotherton.

Lotherton Workshop - Introducing Florence Nightingale and her friends

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06 February 2019

Lotherton Topic Days

We provide activities to inspire your pupils’ creativity and learning in a varied and wondrous setting. These can include a yoga warm up, investigating and exploring, giant drawing and object handling.

Lotherton Topic Days

21 May 2019


Pupils can explore the animals, plants and resources found in rainforests around the world. Find out more about the Rainforest workshop

Rainforest workshop at Lotherton

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06 February 2019

The First World War Hospital at Lotherton

Discover the local history of Lotherton as a Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital during the First World War.

Lotherton Workshop - The First World War Hospital at Lotherton

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05 February 2019

Who eats who?

Pupils discover the reasons animals need to eat and the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

A tapir eating a watermelon

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06 February 2019

WW2 Evacuation Role Play Day

Immerse yourself in a significant point of British history and evacuate your pupils back in time to the Second World War.

Lotherton Workshop - WW2 evacuation role play

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