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Do your art students need inspiration? Do you want to give them the opportunity to see for themselves some of the world’s greatest works of art? We’ll work closely with you to ensure that your school art trip offers all of this and more, whether you choose to stay in the UK or travel abroad.

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Art school trips in the UK

An art school trip in the UK can offer plenty of inspiration and education for your young artists. This country has an incredible artistic heritage to explore, with some of the world’s most highly regarded art galleries and museums, including the Tate Liverpool and the Lowry in Manchester.

Want your students to learn more about how artists work and where they get their inspiration? In St. Ives in Cornwall, your students will have the incredible opportunity to visit artists in their studios. And in Bristol, your students will see how social, political and economic factors have inspired the local street art scene and its most famous artist, Banksy.

Art school trips abroad

Art is such an important part of any culture, that the opportunity to travel abroad and learn about both the local art and culture makes a school art trip abroad an unforgettable experience for students.

You could choose to travel to any of the world’s major art capitals, including Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Venice, Rome, Amsterdam or New York.

You could even choose to visit Japan, where your students will learn about the unique artistic traditions that developed during the time Japan closed itself off from the rest of the world.

Or why not head to Berlin, where your students will learn more about how art can be used as a reaction to politics?

Wherever you choose to go, your students will have some unforgettable experiences of art that will leave them feeling truly inspired.

Why arrange an art school trip?

Immerse them in art

For students who are developing their knowledge and understanding of art, a school art trip offers them the exciting opportunity to learn more about art history and the important role that art plays in wider culture.

They’ll be able to see famous works of art for themselves and develop their own independent judgements and personal reflections of art. And they’ll also learn more about how historical and social context is important in terms of understanding a piece of art.

On your school art trip, your students will also learn more about how different genres and styles developed. And you may even be able to focus on how one particular artist developed over their career, finding out how their style and subjects were influenced by what was happening around them. For example, in Amsterdam you can visit museums dedicated to the life and works of Van Gogh and Rembrandt, and in Paris you can visit museums dedicated to Dalí, Picasso and Rodin.

Inspire them

On your art school trip, your students will have the incredible opportunity to better understand what influenced and inspired other artists will help them to better understand what inspires them.

And learning about what inspired and influenced other artists can help students to better understand what inspires and influences them as artists. Are they inspired by the environment in which they live? Are they inspired by world events and how they affect themselves or their family?

They’ll also discover new styles and perhaps even new media to work with. For example, in Barcelona they’ll see how architecture can be a form of artistic expression, in New York they can learn about photography and in Liverpool they can learn about digital culture and creative technologies. In short, your art school trip will help develop your students’ understanding of the possibilities available to them.

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of art school trips and how to make them successful.

Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy immersing yourself in art as much as your students.

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Art activities that your school group will love

Château de Versailles

The biggest and most elaborate royal palace in Europe, Versailles was built to reflect the glory of the Sun King,

Espace Dali Montmartre

In the heart of Montmartre, the Espace Dali presents the only permanent exhibition in France entirely dedicated to the master

Louvre Museum

Housed in France's former royal palace, the Louvre is now one of the finest and most complete art galleries in

Musée de l'Orangerie

Six great intellectuals recently described the museum chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to showcase his “testamentary” masterpieces as “Unique

Musee d'Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay charts the development of European art between 1848 and 1914, an era when Paris was unquestionably the

Musée Grévin

Discover all your favourite celebrities at the Musée Grévin, one of the oldest wax museums in Europe. You'll also discover

Musée Picasso

After his death in 1973 many of Picasso's works were givento the French state, which formed the basis of the

Musée Rodin

The beautiful, grand 18th Century Hôtel Biron was once home to the famous sculptor and today houses a collection of

Pompidou Centre

Since 1977, the Pompidou Centre has been France's leading centre for contemporary arts. Artistically and architecturally it is a clean

Street Art Walking Tour Paris

Discover the street art murals of Paris with this guided walking tour and rediscover the city in a unique and

Casa Milà - La Pedrera

Another Gaudi creation that takes its name from the rippling stone curves of its façade.

Joan Miró Foundation

Currently housing approximately 15,000 works - the earliest created when he was just 8 years old - this museum is well worth a visit.

Museu Picasso

Picasso lived recurrently in Barcelona as a young man, and this museum has some important pieces from this formative period

Parc Joan Miró

The Joan Miro park is made up of two halves; one is a blank expanse of paving with the22 metre

Park Guell

Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral.

Casa Vicens

Visit Gaudi's first major work in the heart of the Gracia neighbourhood!

Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)

The Alte Nationalgalerie, located on the Museuminsel, houses nineteenthcentury sculptures and paintings. The museum housesa comprehensive collection of art from


The Bauhaus was the twentieth century's most important school of design, architecture and art. Its programme and products have maintained

Berlin Street Art Workshop

During this tour, groups will get a detailed view of over 50 local and international artists works on display in

East Side Gallery

The longest surviving section of the Wall that once divided the city, this half-mile stretch along the bank of the


The Gemaldegalerie possesses one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 13th to 18th century. The exhibition

Hamburger Bahnhof

Berlin's Museum for contemperary art, housed in a former railway station, is dedicated to art from the second half of

Kathe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin

Opened in 1986 the Kathe-Kollwitz-Museum holds a permanent collection dedicated tothe works of Kathe Kollwitz, who was born in 1867.

Monster Kabinet

Part art gallery and part haunted house, this run-down amusement park - and now museum - contains robotic art displays

Museuminsel (Museum Island)

Berlin's world-famous Museuminsel is actually an island in the river Spree and is the location of 5 significant museums.The Altes

Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery)

The Neue Nationalgalerie, the famous "temple of light and glass", houses a collection of 20th century European paintings and sculptures.

Pergamon Museum

The Pergamon Museum was planned by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann and built between 1910 to 1930. It houses original-sized,

Galleria dell'Accademia

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably David,

Palazzo Pitti

The Palazzo Pitti is a vast Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the south side of the

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) are rich and extravagant pleasure-gardenswithphotogenic views over Florence. Designed by the Grand Dukes as

The Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery, which is situated on the second floor of the Pitti Palace, has a fine collection of paintings and

Uffizi Gallery

Florence's finest art gallery grew out of the private collection of the city's ruling de' Medici dynasty

Correr Museum

The Correr Museum isan exciting place to discover the art and the history of Venice. Born of the collection donated

Galleria dell'Accademia Venice

The Galleria dell’Accademia is one of the world’s greatest museums - beautiful both inside and out. Set in the Dorsoduro

Guggenheim Collection

Part of the worldwide Guggenheim Art Foundation, the Guggenheim museum in Veniceis Italy's most important collection of twentieth-century art. Its

Murano Glass Museum

The Palazzo Giustinianin which the museum is now housedwas originally used by the Bishops of the diocese of Torcello -

Barberini Palace

The Barberini Palace is worth visiting for its splendour and collection of art. When Maffei Barberini became Pope Urban VIII

Borghese Gallery and Museum

The Borghese Gallery and Museum houses awonderful collection of some of the most important Renaissance and Baroque paintings in the

Castel Sant' Angelo National Museum

This Fortress was originally built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian (AD 130-139) but over the years has also

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

The world's smallest state manages to play host to one of the finest art galleries.

Foam Photography Museum

Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, or Foam, exhibits all genres of photography from fine art to documentary and historical to contemporary, making it

Kröller-Müller Museum

Amidst unspoilt natural surroundings, thismagnificent mix of art, architecture and nature that make up the Kröller-Müller Museum collection centres on

Rembrandt Museum

The Rembrandt House Museum owns an almost complete collection of Rembrandt’s world-famous etchings. A changing selection is on permanent display


With close to one million exhibits, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of art and history in the Netherlands. It

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam's premier centre for contemporary art with acollection of almost 90,000 objects. These representall the major

Van Gogh Museum

Holding the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, this museum charts the development of van Gogh's artistic

Frick Collection

Steel magnate Henry Clay Frick left his priceless art collection to the American nation on his death in 1919. The

Guggenheim New York

The original Guggenheim museum, conceived by Solomon Guggenheim in 1937 as an exhibition space for twentieth-century art, is a must

International Centre of Photography

The International Centre of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture and, therefore, is

Metropolitan Museum

One of the world’s most prestigious art galleries, the Met’s comprehensive permanent collectionspans five thousand years of art from a


From a modest collection of eight prints and a drawing in 1929, MoMA has grown to be one of the

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only

Suginami Animation Museum

Suginami Animation Museum is set in the heart of Tokyo's Suginami district which has become home to many of the

The National Art Centre, Tokyo

The National Art Center, Tokyo boasts 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, which is one of the largest in Japan.

Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest museum in Japan.

Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh is an important centre of the Scottish contemporary art scene. The name comes from the

Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

Jupiter Artland is an award-winning sculpture park located just outside Edinburgh. The park was founded in 2009 by art collectors

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is home to a wonderful collection of modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is the home of Scotland's portrait collection, most of which are by Scottish artists. Home

Talbot Rice Gallery

The Talbot Rice Gallery is the University of Edinburgh's public art gallery. Housed in a 19th-century former natural history museum,

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Visits here are organised in conjunction with Tate St Ives as a combi-ticket. Visitors are able to explore the work

Eden Project

The Eden Project is an educational charity, social enterprise and visitor attraction located close to St. Austell in Cornwall.

Fabric Workshops with Jo McIntosh

Jo McIntosh is a textile artist who lives and works in St.Ives. She produces a range of work, including hand-woven

Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery which opened in 1895 as an exhibition venue for the Newlyn School

Tate St. Ives

Tate St Ives is one of the four Tate Galleries across the UK and in 2017 was refurbished and extended.

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens overlooks St. Michael's Mount and is home to many beautiful exotic and sub-tropical plants, which make the

Wookey Hole Caves

Located in the heart of Somerset you'll find the largest show-caves in England - Wookey Hole. As well as the

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery houses some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history.

Bristol Street Art Tour

The Bristol Street Art Tour is a fascinating guided walk discovering international street art around the city.

Portishead Art Trail

Portishead is a coastal town just outside of Bristol. The town’s art trail is focused around the marina and extends outwards.

Royal West of England Academy

Founded by painter Ellen Sharples in the mid-19th century, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is the oldest art gallery in Bristol.

Another Place

These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out

FACT Liverpool

The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) is the UK’s leading organisation for the exhibition of art and film

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Set in the lovely garden village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, the Lady Lever Art Gallery offers a fascinating

Open Eye Gallery Liverpool

This fantastic photography gallery and archive is a must-visit for any groups with an interest in photography. The archive alone

Plensa's Dream

This striking permanent sculpture is by Jaume Plensa and takes the form of a girl’s head, with her eyes closed.

Tate Liverpool

Housed in a converted warehouse on Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the Tate Liverpool houses an impressive collection of British modern and

Walker Art Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in England outside London. Promoted as the ‘National Gallery

City Centre Mural Trail

Glasgow City Council created the Mural Trail to promote the growing portfolio of works adorning buildings within Glasgow city centre.

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)

GoMA has a programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops and displays work by local and international artists as well as

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

An absolute must-visit for school groups visiting Glasgow is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. First opened in 1901, it

The Hunterian

The Hunterian, at the University of Glasgow, is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to a treasure trove of artefacts

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture. The permanent exhibitions include the Sustainable Building Materials Library and The

Manchester Art Gallery

Showcasing internationally renowned collections of fine art, decorative art and costume. Manchester Art Gallery is best known for its important

Street Art Walking Tour

The Street Art walking tour is described not only as an alternative tour of Manchester, but as an ‘anti-tour’. The

The Lowry

The Lowry is the home to the world’s largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry. The artist

The Whitworth Gallery

The Whitworth is an art gallery with an internationally important collection of 60,000 artworks. The collection ranges from historic fine

Bateaux Mouches

One of the best and most relaxing ways to see the sights of Paris is to take a Seine river

Eiffel Tower

The instantly recognisable symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, can be seen from almost any point in the city, and

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Located at the summit of the hill of Montmartre, and surrounded by the houses of this famous bohemian quarter, the

Camp Nou Experience

Home to FC Barcelona, a visit to the Nou Camp stadium includes a tour of the stadium itself.

La Rambla

Also known as Las Ramblas, this long, wide avenue is the heart of Barcelona's shopping district and the hub of


Montjuic is worth a visit simply for the stunning panoramic views it offers over Barcelona and its harbour.

Berlin Cathedral

One of the principal buildings of the nineteenth-century Berlin, the cathedral was completed at the turn of the century and

Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

Visible from almost any point in the city, the television tower was a flagship of east German architecture. From its

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. Designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans, the Court Superintendent


Formerly the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's parliament lay empty and derelict from 1933 to 1999. Now crowned with a

Potsdamer Platz

In the years since German reunification Potsdamer Platz has made a transformation from a swathe of no man's land abutting

Florence Cathedral

Florence's striking black, white and pink cathedral captures Italian architecture at the very beginning of the Renaissance. Brunelleschi's dome took

Florence Cathedral Belltower

The belltower of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most beautiful belltowers in Italy, was an (extremely costly) invention

Florence St. John's Baptistry

The Florence Bapistry (or Battistero di San Giovanni) is a religious edifice in Florence. It is believed to be the

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The iconic symbol of Italy, Pisa's bell-tower would be a beautiful and architecturally significant building even without its famous lean.

Ponte Vecchio

Best known of all Florence's treasures, this glorious bridge was the only one of six spared by the retreating Germans

Doge's Palace

The Palazzo Ducale was built in the 9th century as a public palace and was the residence of the Doge.

Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is the main aquatic thoroughfare in central Venice. The S-shaped waterway follows an ancient riverbed

Piazza San Marco

The equivalent of New York's Times Square or London's Trafalgar Square; Venice hasthe Piazza San Marco(St. Mark's Square). It differs

St. Mark's (San Marco) Basilica

This fantastic building, mother church of the city since the early Middle Ages, blends Romanesque with Byzantine and other diverse

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by the Romans.


This breathtaking domed structure has survived intact from the first century to the present day, and its architectural influence can

St. Peter's Basilica

This vast sixteenth-century Italian renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure dating from the fourth century, St. Peter's draws pilgrims and

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

An important religious site for early Christians, the Catacombs of St Callixtus, which siton the Appian Way (Via Appia) -

Time Elevator

Time Elevator Rome is a sensational experience; a 'must-see' for every tour group. Amulti-sensory show of the history of Rome

Amsterdam Arena

Amsterdam Arena opened on 14 August 1996. From that day on, the Netherlands has had a multifunctional stadium in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Almost certainly the best way to see Amsterdam’s photogenic streets is from its famous canals. There are many different routes

Anne Frank House

One of the most poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Frank and seven members of her

Macy's Department Store

Shopping in New York is not complete without a trip to Macy's, not only can you stop by and pick

Statue of Liberty

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty; the city’s iconic symbol.

Asakusa Area

Asakusa is one of the largest downtown amusement centers in Tokyo and a must for visitors to Japan. It boasts

Ginza Area

Ginza is Japan's most fashionable shopping address, with high-end shops, boutiques, art galleries and department stores like Hankyu, Matsuya, Matsuzakaya,

Lake Ashi

Lake Ashi (Japanese: Ashinoko) was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano's last eruption 3000 years ago.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, standing at3,776 metres highabout 60 miles west of Tokyo. It is a

Tokyo Imperial Palace

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. This is a fantastic visit for your

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital's skyline and offers stunning views of the city and countryside.

Edinburgh Dungeon

Journey into the depths of Edinburgh's darkest history with a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeons!

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia spent 44 years carrying the Royal Family around the world, covering over a million nautical miles.

The Chocolatarium

Enjoy a 90-minute fully guided tour of chocolate at Edinburgh's Chocolatarium, just off the Royal Mile! Your students will find

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic cathedral on the the Île de la Cité. A major tourist destination and

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