Supporting learning


Learning is at the core of what museums do and museums are the nation’s great learning resource – they introduce new subjects, bring them alive and give them meaning. Our museums have extensive learning programmes and are recognised as vital centres of knowledge in the community alongside schools and universities. The annual child 'Taking Part' statistics for 2017/18 show that 58% of children under 16 in England had visited a museum or gallery.

NMDC is working to ensure that museums and galleries remain at the heart of children’s learning and development and continue to innovate to reach out to all young people in their communities.

Henley Review of cultural education

The 2012 Henley review recognised the vital role museums play in the cultural education of children and young people.

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Learning to live

Read more about our publication Learning to Live: museums, young people and cultural education.

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