Learning

We’re bringing together culture and commerce to spark creativity.

Culture Mile Learning brings together organisations across the City and beyond to work together on an unprecedented scale to build a world-leading learning destination, specialising in the fusion of the creative, technical, educational and emotional skills needed for success in the 21st century.

If you’re interested in taking your own creative skills to the next level, browse our learning opportunities within the Culture Mile.

Read our latest Learning report – Building a Collaborative Culture.

Barbican

The Barbican offer a wide range of free activities and events for schools, young people, families, communities and artists including creative workshops, gallery visits, film screenings, family days and professional development programmes.

Barbican & Community Libraries

The City has 3 lending libraries; Barbican, Shoe Lane and Artizan Street Libraries. Customers can choose from a wide range of books spoken word recordings, DVDs, CDs, scores and eResources.

City of London Police Museum

The City of London Police Museum tells the story of policing the Square Mile over the past 175 years, including the Houndsditch Murders, the Blitz and technology aimed at beating criminal activity.

Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre

Our programme offers schools and families the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and ancient history through a range of workshops, tours and activities, including tailored and facilitated learning tours and special family resources.

Guildhall Library

Guildhall Library is the Library of London History and offers a range of weekly lectures and cultural events, and engages with students from primary school level right through to post-graduate.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

We offer specialist training for young people through our Saturday music schools – Junior Guildhall and Centre for Young Musicians – as well as a range of summer schools for all ages and abilities, and the joint Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning department.

Open Spaces

We create engaging opportunities to connect people more powerfully with their local green space through innovative school sessions, play programmes and community engagement.

Keats House

Keats House, the beautiful Georgian villa where John Keats wrote his most famous poetry, is now a museum celebrating his life. The house offers year-round creative events for all ages.

London Metropolitan Archives

LMA runs a free schools programme using collections covering the City and Greater London (1067 to the present day). Sessions can be designed to cover many subjects across the curriculum.

LSO

LSO Discovery, the London Symphony Orchestra’s education and community
programme, brings people of all ages and backgrounds into inspiring contact with the Members of the Orchestra, locally, regionally, and digitally.

Museum of London

We offer schools 140 inspiring workshops for all key stages and abilities, plus a rich programme of family events and festivals often run in collaboration with communities and creative partners.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Marvel at the Cathedral’s awe-inspiring interior, the fascinating stories about its history and the rich work and worship that take place here. Climb the dome with unrivaled views over London.

The Charterhouse

Opened in January 2017 we offer a range of creative workshops for Primary, Secondary and A Level pupils alongside a dedicated programme for families in school holidays.

The City Centre

The City Centre is the place to come to learn all about the City of London, featuring the City’s official architectural model alongside an accompanying exhibitions, events and schools programme.

The Monument

Pupils can meet Robert Hooke in our facilitated workshop, or use our self-guided resources to enrich their learning about London and the Great Fire.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

We provide interactive, cross-curricular tours, workshops and resources for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5, and a lively family and community programme.