The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford offers a treasure trove of ideas on your doorstep. Inspire your pupils with the fine art collection, the rich array of local history artefacts, archaeology and unusual objects from around the world. Our programme of Out of the Classroom Experiences for schools reflects the strengths of our collections. Familiar themes and activities are designed to make the most of our galleries.

Sessions are cross-curricular in their approach. Our ‘hands-on’ learning activities use handling objects, costumes, and replicas to stimulate pupils’ imagination.

We incorporate art and creative activities into any visit, as required. Visit our exhibitions or book a practical art session with us to extend your curriculum offer.

Click here to see our schools activity sessions.

Feel free to email or call us to discuss the opportunities we can provide to engage and inspire your children.


Thanks so much for all your hard work organising all the activities. Everyone, including the staff had a great time. Hopefully we can do another trip to the gallery in the future :)’

‘Thank you for our visit last week. The students thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very useful to their project. I will definitely try to bring some other classes in the future.’

‘What a fantastic trip with year 8 for their Spectacular Start today! Thank you @higginsbedford’

‘Thank you for letting us look through the museum. We enjoyed it so much. I will come again soon but this time I will bring my mum and my dad and my little brother it was so good.’