The Academy Museum welcomes families with children of all ages.

Children’s trails

Pick up a free family trail from the ground-floor information point and set off to explore the museum through music facts, drawing and observation games. Trails are suitable for children of primary school age.

Academy Tots (suitable for three- to five-year-olds)

Discover the exciting world of instruments with the Museum team and our Open Academy Fellows. Our Academy Tots sessions are held in the Piano Gallery, once a fortnight on a Friday morning. During each 45-minute group session we explore a range of instruments and sounds. Bring your singing voices and listening ears! Please check the What’s on section of the website for more details.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Please contact us [link] for further information or to book a place.

Schools and groups information pack download


The Museum offers tours for adult learners and special-interest groups. We also offer occasional dementia-friendly sessions.

We welcome donations for adult tours.