Art and history teachers have long appreciated the value of an outing to London's Sir John Soane Museum - the former home of one of England's greatest architects.
What might be less commonly known is that the museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, left to the nation when Soane died in 1837, now runs programmes linked with the national curriculum on maths, architecture, design and science for KS2 and KS3.
While on a visit there, children are also welcome to use their imaginations and draw. For visits, schools should book in advance and can visit on Wednesdays between 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Tel. (020) 7405 2107; www.soane.org
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