We offer an inspiring programme of courses and activities for young people.

Our aim is to offer opportunities for aspiring architects and museum professionals of the future to gain valuable experience and learn from our talented group of instructors and facilitators. In addition to our core programme, we also regularly work in partnership with other organisations for one-off special projects.

Youth Panel TOP

The Youth Panel is a group of young people aged 15–24 who help the Museum shape the activities, events and opportunities we offer young people. Meeting roughly once a month, joining the Youth Panel provides a great opportunity to develop real skills that will be invaluable in a future career, whilst also meeting other young people, having fun and developing new skills and interests.

“You really get to know every side of what goes on here and the inner workings of the museum as well as the many possible routes into working at a museum.”

“If you are passionate about museums, the study of the ancient world, architecture or even just learning in general, then we would love to have you!”

To find out more about the Youth Panel or to join the group, contact Rhiannon Litterick, Learning Officer, at rlitterick@soane.org.uk or 0207 405 2107.

Architectural Drawing Course TOP

Run by an award-winning architect, this course offers 15 to 18 year olds a chance to develop a portfolio of drawings in preparation for future study at art or architecture school. The group visits a variety of buildings across London over the course of six sessions, where they receive group and one-to-one tutoring to develop their drawing skills.

Sessions take place on the third Saturday of the month between October and March, 11am–3.30pm. A nominal fee of £25 is payable to reserve your space on the course. If you are interested in joining the club, please send an application form to education@soane.org.uk or email us to find out more.

The course is generously funded by the Alan Baxter Foundation.

Special Projects TOP

Working a range of partners, we run a number of special projects for young people. During the summer of 2018, we partnered with Holborn Community Association’s youth film-making project, welcoming the group to the Museum to shoot a short film inspired by our setting, with the film screened at the Bloomsbury Film Festival in October 2018. If you would like to discuss a special a project for young people, please contact us via education@soane.org.uk