Schools Programme

We deliver an inspiring and engaging programme of British Black history to all, including early years, primary and secondary schools and young people. Our robust and exciting schools programme not only addresses the National Curriculum, but also engenders a sense of pride in learners.  We often work collaboratively with external providers who bring new vision and interpretation to delivery.

“…lovely for them to be able to have access to the BCA and use that within their creativity”
Jaqui Napier, Teacher, Bonneville Primary School

Your school will have the chance to view important and treasured collections of the past, the present, and the everyday; items that may be taken for granted, but when seen through the lens of an archive, are brought to life either through the voice of the donor or through the historic record waiting to be revealed.


School visits

How to book
Ensure you book at least 3 weeks in advance. To book, please complete the Booking Form and send to on receipt of an invoice from Black Cultural Archives, please ensure payment is completed before the date of your trip. Find out more about self-guided tours.

Visit Guidelines and Health and Safety
The Heritage Centre is wheelchair accessible throughout. You are advised to carry out your own risk assessment before you visit, and bring it along with you on the day.

Special Education Needs
Special Education Needs (SEN) school groups should contact the Learning Officer in the first instance to book an activity.  We can discuss in advance the best way to accommodate the needs and abilities of the pupils.


Activities at the heritage centre

We offer a range of 60- and 90-minute workshops for early years, primary and secondary schools.

  • Schools cultural workshops (KS 1 and 2)
  • People and history workshops (KS 2, 3 and 4)
  • Exhibition self-guided tours (Early Years, KS 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Find out more about activities available.


Activities at your school 

  • Schools cultural workshops (KS 1 and 2)
  • People and history workshops (KS 2, 3 and 4)
  • Enactment assemblies (KS 2, 3 and 4)

Contact information:


Telephone: 020 3757 8500