Liverpool Art & Design School Trips & Tours

Liverpool has the largest collection of galleries and museums outside London, which means that it is the perfect place to choose for an educational school trip. Its mercantile architecture situated on its striking waterfront is a concrete reminder of its past. The famous Albert Docks dating back to 1839 cannot be missed, as it is a significant landmark in British history as it reminds us that Liverpool was once an important global port. Why not explore the latest exhibition at the Tate or the Open Eye Gallery The only gallery dedicated to photography.

Prices start from£99pp

Price Shown includes

  • 1 night's bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
  • Group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in November 2019 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support available includes...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay

Top visits

Walker Art Gallery

One of the finest art galleries in Europe, the Walker Art Gallery is home to renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country. For 130 years it has housed Liverpool’s most outstanding art collection. Many of the gallery’s most important works have been on display in the city for nearly 200 years. The gallery also has an outstanding display of contemporary art including work by David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Bridget Riley.

Open Eye Gallery

The only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the north-west, Open Eye is increasingly an essential part of Liverpool's art scene. Using a mixture of cutting-edge international photography and a considerable archive, Open Eye is a must-visit destination on the city's art map.

Tate Liverpool

A spectacular museum of modern and contemporary international art. Tate Liverpool was created to display work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Liverpool City Walking Tours

See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach or guide on foot and bring this vibrant city to life for your group. Sights may include taking in the stunning riverside of Liverpool, from the Albert Dock with its many attractions and the Pier Head with its iconic buildings and famous Liver Birds, to the city’s two oldest buildings – the Town Hall and the Bluecoat, via the Cavern Quarter and Liverpool’s most vibrant new development Liverpool One.

Liverpool Cathedral

Take the opportunity to visit this fascinating building which boasts the world’s highest and widest Gothic arches, the world’s highest and heaviest peal of bells, spectacular city-wide panoramas, and the UK’s largest, most magnificent organ. Liverpool Cathedral welcomes choirs to provide the music while the Cathedral Choir is on vacation. Visiting choirs play a valuable and important part in the life of the Cathedral, enabling the choral tradition to continue unabated throughout the course of the year.

British Music Experience

The British Music Experience tells the story of over 70 years of British Music history through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles and Bowie to Adele, Oasis and X Factor. Discover how music has influenced art, fashion and even the Government. The British Music Experience is a unique learning resource, suitable for students of all ages.

Radio City Viewing Tower

View the fantastic skyline of Liverpool and beyond in glorious technicolour from the very top of St Johns Beacon. At 400 feet above the City Centre of Liverpool, your group will experience 360 degree panoramic views of Merseyside, the Wirral, North Wales and as far away as the Cumbrian Hills on clearer days.

Mersey River Explorer

Mersey Ferries Pleasure Cruise - Guided by expert commentary throughout the 50-minute trip, the River Explorer Cruise offers your group stunning views of Liverpool's famous skyline. Pupils be captivated as the rich and fascinating history of UNESCO World Heritage waterfront unfolds before you.

The Beatles Story Entrance

The award-winning Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music.


Evening activites

  • Theatre
  • Cinema
  • Bowling

Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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