The Piece Hall has a high-quality learning programme

At the heart of our vision for The Piece Hall is a high-quality learning programme that takes pupils on a journey through this building’s fascinating past; from its roots in medieval times through to its eighteenth century beginnings and beyond.

Tailored to meet the national curriculum our learning programme brings The Piece Hall to life with interactive, practical and engaging workshops spanning multiple subject areas. Pupils will develop knowledge and skills and enjoy getting hands-on with history.

Three ways to visit

1. Curriculum – led workshops
£6 per pupil

A workshop day is delivered by a member of the Heritage & Learning Team and divided into three parts. These include an interactive guided tour, a hands-on workshop session linked to curriculum areas of study and self-conducted time to explore our three heritage spaces.

Workshops run from 10am – 2.15pm and can accommodate up to 90 pupils (in three groups of 30) unless otherwise stated.

2. An interactive guided tour
£3 per pupil

Join a member of our Heritage & Learning team for a tour of The Piece Hall and a journey back in time. Groups will explore the fascinating heritage of the last surviving cloth hall through this interactive walk and learn incredible stories.

Tours last one hour and must be booked in advance.

3. A self – conducted visit with introduction and resources
£1.50 per pupil

Explore The Piece Hall through a self-conducted visit at a time to suit your group. Pupils will spend time learning about the first 30 years of The Piece Hall in our interactive heritage space ‘The Piece Hall Story’. They will learn about life on a busy Saturday in The Trader’s Room and explore the national and international trade routes in The Map Room. To support your visit, we offer a ‘Welcome and Wow’ introduction and a number of curriculum-led resources for you to borrow.