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What is Museum Learning?

Museum Learning is about helping students achieve using museums. We define Museum Learning as how we use museum objects, stories, people and skills to inspire teaching and learning. 

At The Langley Academy we have pioneered a partnership model where projects are created by the school and museum working together, using collections to inspire learning in school, at the museum and beyond.

Stronger Together

To test out our ideas, we ran an Arts Council England-funded project called Stronger Together. We worked with the River Rowing Museum as joint-lead partners.  The project ran between May 2014 and May 2015. At its core were 30 bursaries enabling teachers and museum professionals to work together to design, deliver and evaluate curriculum-based museum learning projects.


We also commissioned three research projects, looking at National Curriculum changes, internationalism and digital learning. You can find out more about Stronger Together here.

What do teachers want?


This is the question museum professionals ask us the most. Anyone who has worked in the cultural sector knows how difficult it is to ask teachers what they really want from a museum education programme. We also know how difficult it is when you have a fantastic offer but find it hard to target your marketing. 

At The Langley Academy Trust we are in an unrivalled position to consult teachers and run projects that directly support students needs.  We regularly work with our core partners, share our experiences at our annual conference and are always happy for museums to get in touch.

What can The Langley Academy
       do for you?

  • Teacher consultation

    Like all teachers, ours are very busy, but we can ask ours to give advice on new approaches.
  • Youth consultation

    Our Museum Council students advise us on what they want out of Museum Learning. We welcome visitors to talk to your students about their projects and ideas and on occasion, take students off-site to give feedback on how museums work for them.
  • Projects

    We have a strong core of existing partners, but if you have something you think we would be interested in, do let us know. We are particularly keen on initiatives that look at unusual curriculum subjects or directly support students that are harder to engage.
  • Signposting

    If we cant help we might know some else who can. You can also look at the Stronger Together website for links and resources.