The Auckland Project

The Auckland Project

The Auckland Project offers creative and immersive workshops and educational visits for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools across our unique range of visitor attractions, centred around Auckland Castle.
Sessions are based on a multisensory, object-based approach and can be adapted to meet the needs of students and teachers, including students with SEND.

At The Auckland Project, we offer engaging object-based school workshops and visits for students from EYFS – KS5, across all of our sites and visitor attractions, including:

  • Auckland Castle and Gardens
  • Faith Museum
  • Auckland Tower
  • Mining Art Gallery
  • Spanish Gallery
  • Binchester Hall Farm

All of our taught workshops are linked to the National Curriculum, local syllabuses or children’s programmes of study and cover a variety of subject areas, including Art, History, RE and MFL among others. Teachers can choose pre-planned sessions from our current workshop list, or work with us to develop a session or visit bespoke to their needs.

We can also offer schools a variety of other opportunities linked to our sites, stories and collections, via our feeder schools programme. These include:

  • Outreach sessions
  • Topic-focused tours
  • Whole year group visits
  • Enrichment programmes
  • Teacher-led visits
  • Homework Clubs
  • CPD sessions and tailor-made advice and support for teachers

To make a booking, or to find out more about our schools’ programme, please contact us directly via either: or 01388 743798.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






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    Opening Hours

    9am – 2.30pm


    Per class of up to 30 children:
    EYFS Visit – £45
    Primary Half Day – £85
    Primary Full Day – £160
    Secondary Half Day – £125
    Secondary Full Day – £250


    58 Kingsway, Bishop Auckland DL14 7JF

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