• Blair Todd, Exhibition Curator



On Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the winter when the galleries are closed to the general public we can offer you the opportunity to visit  for FREE our hugely popular exhibitions, Extraordinary Postcards for Extraordinary Times and Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences.

An education pack for The Vanity of Small Differences is available on request. This can be used as part of a group visit or could be adapted and applied independently in the classroom. All we ask is that you let us know how you used it and answer our short questionnaire.

Admission to our galleries is free all year round for school and college groups. Our Visiting Group Activity Offer will help you plan your visit and select the level of engagement you would like to participate in. Once you have a date in mind just download and complete the Group Visit booking form and return to us.


Becoming a Student Volunteer is an excellent way of gaining professional experience in the creative industries, networking with artists and organisations and the opportunity to work alongside some of the most interesting artists currently working nationally and internationally.

We’re always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers to work alongside our team at both our galleries.  Volunteering with us includes working front of house – being the face of the organisation, welcoming visitors and informing them about the work we do, our exhibitions and educational activities, as well as invigilating shows, giving tours of exhibitions and working in our shops.

Previously, Student Volunteers have worked alongside our curatorial team to realise ambitious exhibitions, got involved in press and marketing, and run workshops alongside our participation and inclusion team.

If you’d like to learn more please email:

Sian Kennedy
[email protected]


For more information on the Learning & Participation programme, please contact:

Cat Gibbard, Programme Curator / Learning Lead
01736 363715
[email protected]