Learning is at the heart of Museums Sheffield. We believe the city’s collections of art, natural science and human history can set imaginations soaring, help us find our place in the world and inspire a lifelong curiosity.
Together, the Millennium Gallery, Graves Gallery and Weston Park Museum welcome over 1 million visitors every year. The city’s museums, along with the art and objects they are home to, belong to everyone. As a charity, we strive to ensure great art and heritage is available to everyone, every day.
Each year we’re visited by over 200 schools from across the city region, drawn from every Sheffield postcode. In 2018/19, over 17,000 school visitors took part in more than 300 innovative workshops and 220 self-guided visits across our three sites.
We bring the objects in the city’s collections to life through the remarkable stories behind them. Our learning sessions span topics as diverse as fossils and Anglo Saxon life to metalwork design and contemporary art. As well as teaching practical creative skills, including drawing, printing and clay work, our sessions encourage participants to question and find inspiration in the world around them.
Our workshops and activities take place in the galleries and learning spaces. All our sessions for younger visitors are developed with families in mind – learning and creativity are collaborative activities, and the most memorable and rewarding experiences are the ones we share together.