Work with the Education Team

Due to the coronavirus situation, some of our education services are currently unavailable, and the details on our education pages are all subject to change. Please sign up to our Learning mailing list to get the latest news on our digital learning offer or find out more here. If your enquiry is urgent, contact our Reservations department directly by phone (01904 615505) or email (

Settings Other Than Schools (SOTS) placement from York St John University

Places are available for any students from York St John University who are required to undertake placements in settings other than a school as part of their teacher training. Visit our Settings Other Than Schools Placements page to find out more.

INSET and CPD Opportunities

We offer various INSET and CPD opportunities for teaching staff throughout the year, on a variety of history and archaeology topics.

To find out about the next CPD sessions or to arrange for our education team to deliver a CPD session in school, you can usually contact us – however our education team are currently unavailable as our attractions are temporarily closed. Please check back soon.

The Sheldon Memorial Trust Schools Competition

The Sheldon Memorial Trust is offering a prize worth £1000 to a primary school in York and its environs to explore 2000 years of York’s history through the lens of archaeology. This package of learning activities will encourage learners to think about multiple periods of local history, changes over time and the impact of settlers using YAT excavations/collections as case studies.

Activities could include:

The use of a loan box packed with replica artefacts and resources
A visit to your classroom by our educational team who will provide a day of interactive outreach sessions
A fieldtrip to a museum or an archaeological site to learn more about archaeologists and how finds are used to learn more about life in the past.

To be in with a chance of winning, tell us what top three things you and your class would like to learn about York’s history from the Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian periods.

You can do this with letters, drawings, or even a video: you class might enjoy role-playing some aspects of life from different periods of history! The class with the most creative and persuasive approach will be the winner.

The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2019.

For more information on terms and conditions, visit the Sheldon Memorial Trust website.