A major new Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) research study shows that children have fun and enjoy learning more in museums.
Teachers too, are highly enthusiastic about museums and their potential to support learning.
What did you learn at the museum today? Second Study is an evaluation of the outcomes and impact of learning following school visits to 69 UK museums. In the study, funded through the MLA’s Renaissance in the Regions programme, pupils expressed high levels of enjoyment and inspiration from visiting museums and most said they had learnt interesting, new things.