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A group of school children sit watching a presentation out of the shot. They all have faces of awe!

Practicalities for your school visit

Accessibility

At Culloden, we aim to be accessible for all. Find out more in our accessibility guide, which includes images and more detailed information.
We welcome Special Schools and ASN units and are developing new resources to support
your visit. Sessions can be adapted to meet the needs of your group. Please contact us to see how we can best meet your needs.

Cancellations and amendments

Please let us know as far in advance as possible if there are significant changes to your
anticipated pupil numbers or arrival time. For any cancellations, we will require at least seven days’ notice to provide you with a full refund. If cancelled with less than seven days’ notice, we will be unable to provide a refund for your visit.

Evaluation

We’d love you to share your experience of visiting with your class. Please complete our online survey after your visit.

Culloden Visitor Centre can barely be seen across the battlefield, with the grey walls blending into the skyline. A tall red flag stands near the building.
Culloden Visitor Centre

Inclement weather

Your session will take place indoors in our learning suite and outdoors on the battlefield.
During periods of inclement weather, the battlefield trails can become muddy. As Culloden Moor is an exposed landscape, the weather may also change very quickly. Please dress appropriately for your visit.

Parking

If you’re arriving by coach, follow the signs to the car park situated beside the visitor centre. Coaches should park in the designated coach bays. Parking for schools is free of charge. The coach driver receives free entry to the exhibition. Please be aware that during busy periods parking is limited.

Toilets

There are toilets (including an accessible toilet) inside the visitor centre.

A group of school children walk along a path on Culloden Moor on a sunny day. The visitor centre can be seen in the background.

Travel subsidy

Thanks to generous support from the Scottish Government, we’re able to offer a transport
subsidy to Scottish schools wishing to visit Culloden. The subsidy covers 75% of transport costs, up to a maximum of £300. Scotland’s special schools and units can apply for 100% of transport costs, up to a maximum of £300. Funding is limited and priority will be given to schools in areas with high indicators of multiple deprivation. We will provide more information, including an application form, once you book.

Visiting the shop

Pupils are welcome to visit our shop. We ask that they visit in small groups (maximum 10
pupils per group) and are supervised.

Where you can eat

The learning suite is available for the eating of packed lunches when you pre-book a session. Groups planning to use the café must pre-book, confirm their numbers and give notification of any dietary requirements.