Online Sessions

We offer a wide range of online sessions across our sites which are available for Key Stage 1-4, where we broadcast into your school!

See below to find out more about our online sessions at each of the venues or search all online sessions.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Ancient Civilisations

While our Museum and Art Gallery is closed for essential electrical upgrading, we have brought our learning offer to the comfort of your classroom!

Our sessions focus on ancient civilisations - Egypt, Greece and Rome – book a live streamed gallery tour or show to engage with as many students you like.  

All our sessions last for 45 minutes. 

You can also have real artefacts in your classroom, bringing your learning to life with a facilitated online object handling session featuring storytelling and interactive roleplay.

How does a object handling session work?

  • The object handling boxes of artefacts/resources will be based at your school for four days. These include genuine historical artefacts, a sensory kit and a pack including teacher’s notes, activity sheets and craft ideas. You can use these resources with multiple groups.
  • Object handling boxes can be delivered by our teams or collected by teachers.* 
  • The accompanying live stream sessions are available in flexible packages. 

*Object handling loans boxes can be collected from Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, on designated dates. Alternatively, our delivery service covers up to 25 miles from B3 3DH (if the school is further than 25 miles please contact our Bookings Team, details are below).


  • A live stream gallery tour or show costs £180 (+VAT).
  • One live stream session and one online object handling session for a class of 30 students, includes object handling box which will be delivered to your school costs £260 (+VAT). 
  • An additional live stream session. £100 (+VAT).

Search: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Online Sessions.

Loving the object handling loans box? We also offer over 200 loan boxes in a wide range of subjects, ranging from history to costume to the natural world. Check out our Museum in a Box service.



We have designed a series of science-based live stream theatre shows from Thinktank that can be transmitted directly from our site to provide real-time interactions and explosions!

These sessions cover topics from light, space, and state of matter to energy transfer, for EYFE to Key Stage 3 students. 

These live streaming sessions last for 45 minutes. Cost: £180 +VAT.

Search: Thinktank Online Sessions.

Aston Hall and Blakesley Hall

Tudor and Jacobean History

At our historic properties our we offer highlight tours of our Tudor House or Jacobean Mansion. 

These last for 45 minutes. Cost: £60 +VAT.

Search: Aston Hall Online Sessions or Blakesley Hall Online Sessions.

To Make a Booking

Let us help to build your activity programme by talking through your needs with our Learning and Bookings Teams; this might include additional sessions, repeats with other groups, or using extra days.

For more information or to book an online session please contact the Bookings Team on 0121 348 8001, email or make an online enquiry.