School Visits

Inspiring experiences at the cutting-edge of genomics for schools and educational groups

We aim to offer an inspiring and inclusive experience for all schools and groups visiting the Wellcome Genome Campus.  We offer year-round opportunities to visit and explore the Campus and discuss the latest topics in genomics with staff.  We can currently host groups of up to 30 students, our minimum group size is 15.

 A typical visit lasts around two to three hours and can include:

  • An introduction to DNA, gene and genomes and research on campus
  • A presentation from a member(s) of campus staff
  • A classroom-based activity
  • A visit to the world's largest DNA sequencing facility and the campus Data Centre

We are always happy to tailor the visits to meet the needs of your group.

Booking a visit to the campus

Our school visit policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect our commitment to supporting schools in areas of deprivation and low social mobility.  Due to the high number of requests for school visits to the campus, we will be reviewing all booking requests on a case by case basis with priority being placed on schools in these underserved communities. We will do our best to accommodate all requests but in some cases, it may not be possible to host visits on dates requested.  

To request a school visit, please complete the form below and email to education@wgc.org.uk