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Further & Higher Education

House of Illustration is the place to see original illustrations from past and present in our exciting changing exhibition programme. Ideal for providing insight, inspiration and contextual information. Stay up to date with what’s on by signing up to our newsletter here 

We offer student groups the following:

Group visits – please book in advance as we are fairly small and don’t want to turn groups away. For groups of 10 or more, the student rate is discounted by a further 10%. Book your visit by emailing We offer a brief welcome and introduction as part of your visit.

Curator-led tours – our exhibitions team are delighted to offer tours if booked well in advance. Students will find out more about the exhibition and have a chance to ask questions. A really valuable insight. Prices from £7 per head.

Talks and workshops – we are happy to arrange visiting illustrator talks or practical workshops tailored to your needs. Prices from £10 per head.

Launch your unit – combine an exhibition visit and/or talk with a launch of your unit in our Clore Learning Studio.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Our regular programming encompasses events, talks, short courses and masterclasses which are ideal for illustration students and tutors. We sometimes offer a special student rate for talks. See What's On and sign up to our newsletter and follow us on twitter/instagram


"Our visit to The House of Illustration was highly beneficial for lecturers and students alike.

The exhibition was excellent and was curated brilliantly. There was an real abundance of high quality material in a relatively small space and the balance of contemporary and historic work was well staged and documented. On returning to Derby University we have had many conversations about this visit with students and all of these have been very positive. The talks from two visiting illustrators enabled the students to learn about 'information through abstraction' with regards to maps and mapping, the role of women in comics and also heard about the fascinating world of medical illustration, drawing cadavers and the history of scientific illustration. This was a memorable and truly worthwhile visit for all concerned."

- Leo Broadley - Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication, Derby University