A teacher surrounded by children is giving a school tour at the Museum of Islamic Art

Tours for School Groups

Experienced guides lead school groups on customised tours of our permanent collection, special exhibitions and library.

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Our education programmes are currently being offered virtually.

We ask that you have enough adult helpers with your group, with a ratio of 1:8 for primary schools and 1:15 for elementary/secondary schools. Tours must be booked at least one week in advance.

Contact us for more information about booking a virtual school group tour.

For public tours, see What’s On.

Virtual Tours

Permanent Gallery Tour
Grades 1–12

If you have never been to our museum before, or are looking for a tour to inspire and support projects and classroom activities, then this is the tour for you! Join us as we explain the basis of Islamic Art and introduce you to the highlights of our collection. This tour complements the History & Citizenship and Art Curriculums particularly, as well as discussing subjects from the Mathematics and Science curriculums in terms of geometry and materials.

Science in Art
Grades 3-12

This new tour has been designed to link with aspects of the Science Curriculum. Students will learn about science in Islamic civilisation by exploring MIA's scientific instruments, manuscripts and natural materials. These tours are designed as a starting point for further activities in the classroom.