Learning & Engagement
The RBSA Gallery is a free-entry visitor attraction. We aim to inspire learning and participation in art through our collection and exhibitions. We welcome families, groups, and school visits for all key stages.
School & Colleges
Visiting an art gallery provides students with an out of classroom learning experience that encourages exploration, discussion and listening. Talks can support students in questioning and interpreting artworks for themselves, building self-esteem, visual literacy, and critical thinking.
We can offer:
Free guided tours
During our exhibitions, we offer free guided tours with an introductory talk to primary, secondary and college groups. These last for approximately 15 – 20 minutes, with time afterwards for students to take photographs, complete sketches, and gather other research material for use back at school.
Bespoke talks (Charges apply)
The RBSA Gallery has a range of Members and Associates, working in many different mediums, who can deliver talks to assist students in their learning.
Risk Assessment proformas available for schools to adapt for their visit.
School Booking Information
Exhibitions at the RBSA Gallery remain open to the public during tours. To ensure the environment complies with health and safety regulations, the following guidelines apply:
Maximum of 15 students per floor. Classes of between 30 and 35 students can be divided into two groups.
Each group must be accompanied by their class teacher and a teaching assistant/support teacher.
For more information or to make a booking, e-mail: email@example.com
Local History Projects
The RBSA Gallery houses a Permanent Collection and Archive. The Permanent Collection contains over 950 pieces of work by RBSA Members, Associates, and artists with a connection to the Midlands. The Archive documents the history and activity of the society. It includes letters, diaries and exhibitions catalogues dating from the nineteenth-century. These materials can be used for school/college/community group projects.
Community Groups – free guided tours
During our exhibitions, we offer free guided tours with an introductory talk to community groups. These last for approximately 15 – 20 minutes, with time afterwards to take photographs, complete sketches, and gather other research material.