School Visits

1016lWe welcome school groups for learning sessions in our engaging and memorable museum in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Our unique, world-renowned 1920s-1930s miniature landscapes and model railways can be tied into a wide variety of subjects and topics in Key Stages 2-4, including history and geography, literacy and story-telling, science and technology, maths and art.

To discuss a potential school visit to Pendon, please contact us at

Learning Sessions

Your visit to Pendon Museum can include just one or two sessions, or a series of sessions in a full-day visit. Sample sessions include:

  • Introduce mathematical concepts used in modelling
  • Exploring the Vale of White Horse as a habitat
  • Life for children in the 1930s
  • Circuits and Magnets
  • The development of transport
  • Planting a seed
  • Then and now

We are also able to tailor our offer to your needs. 

Practical Information

  • Group visits for up to 60 people (including children and adults) can be arranged on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, except when the museum is open to the public (you can check our calendar here)
  • Your group will have exclusive access to the museum galleries and facilities when it is closed to the public.
  • Books and souvenirs can be purchased from the Museum shop. 
  • Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available from the museum cafĂ©.
  • We are happy to discuss any specific needs, including accessibility.
  • Please note that we require at least six weeks' notice to plan a group visit.