If you are interested in planning a visit to the New Art Centre please contact Julieann Worrall Hood, Head of Education (Maternity Cover).
T: 01980 862802
We offer interactive tours of the Sculpture Park and current exhibitions for schools, colleges, universities and other interested groups.
Designed to meet the specific needs and interests of individual groups they are appropriate for all ages and level of knowledge.
All group visits must be booked in advance and a small charge is made per head.
The Roche Court Educational Trust is a charity and ensures costs are as affordable as possible. All current rates are subsidised by the Trust.
A personal approach
The Trust organises tours of the exhibitions and work in the sculpture park at Roche Court. The tours are led by our enthusiastic and expert staff who have knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary art.
- Tours are designed specifically for each visiting group, providing an individual approach, to ensure that the most is gained from their visit.
- Staff work with all groups before, during and after each visit. Our tours are designed to support curriculum aims and other accreditations.
- Tours can be arranged to take access and other needs into consideration.
- Interpretation of the sculptures can be adapted for SEND visitors, for example through Multi-Sensory materials and Makaton.
A unique space to look and think
The exhibitions are set within three spaces, the Artists House, Gallery and Sculpture Park, allowing discussion to take place in a variety of contexts. This encourages exploration of individual opinions and perceptions.
The New Art Centre exhibits over 60 internationally renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions have included work by Barbara Hepworth, Richard Long, Michael Craig-Martin, Anthony Caro and Antony Gormley.
Prices are for students with no cost for accompanying adults. The charge includes fully led tours, use of education room and picnic area, clipboards (currently up to 20) and drawing materials. Permission is granted to take photographs at Roche Court on the understanding that photographs are for educational purposes *.
STANDARD TOUR (up to 4 hours) – £3.50
For visits up to 4 hours including interactive guided tours of the park and current exhibitions, use of drawing materials and our picnic facilities (our Education Room or designated area of the sculpture park). Please note there may be a small surcharge for smaller groups (10 and under).
EXTENDED TOUR (up to 5 hours) – £6
Our extended tour up to 5 hours includes all of the above with more time with our specialist staff to explore the park and current exhibitions, and the option for extended drawing. Please note there may be a small surcharge for smaller groups (10 and under).
SPECIALIST TOUR & WORKSHOP (up to 5 hours, maximum 30 students in the group) – £10
Using the current exhibitions and exhibited artists, discover more about their ideas and processes. Use your experiences at the New Art Centre to develop your own responses through practical activities and discussion following the tour.
If you are a school or other educational organisation and are interested in making a visit, please see our summary of all the above information: RCET Visits enquiry Info
To book a group visit for schools, colleges, universities and specialist groups please request/ download a booking form: RCET Booking Form
The Roche Court Educational Trust offer guided tours of the Sculpture Park, Gallery and Artists House with specialist staff lasting up to 2 hours. Please enquire for rates.
To book a an adult group visit please request/ download a booking form: RCET Adult group booking form
View guidelines: School, College, University and young person’s visit check list or for adult group guidelines: Group Visit check list
To view where we are on the map and get directions from your location see here
A proforma risk assessment is available for the park and can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org but please note that all groups are responsible for doing their own risk assessment.
Although every effort is taken to ensure visitors safety no responsibility can be accepted for any accident or loss by The Roche Court Educational Trust or the New Art Centre.
* Full terms and conditions of photography will be explained prior and during your planned visit.