Children at the Nottingham anti knife crime exhibition looking at all the images featured in 'Ben's Room.'


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General FAQs

How do I book a knife crime prevention workshop?

Simply go to and find a time and place that’s right for you! If you prefer to speak to someone then feel free to contact us.


Do you offer any discounts?

We occasionally offer promotional discounts. To be kept informed, please sign up to our mailing list.

If the cost of a workshop continues to be prohibitive, please contact us.


Can you come to our school / youth club to run a workshop? Do you run assemblies?

We strongly believe in the unique and immersive experience that a visit to our exhibition offers. It has been very carefully designed to ensure the visits are educational, impactful and memorable. We don’t believe we can recreate the experience in the classroom or in an assembly and strongly encourage an exhibition visit.

We do offer the Introduction to Knife Crime workshop which can be booked as an add-on to our Choices and Consequences workshop. The Introduction to Knife Crime workshop is a gentle introduction to topics surrounding knife crime and is delivered as a session in your school or youth setting.

If you’re unable to visit our exhibition, we have several classroom learning resources such as lesson plans and films which you may find useful.


Can I reschedule or cancel my workshop?

Yes. If your workshop is 14 days or more away, then you can click the ‘Change / Cancel Appointment’ link in your confirmation email. Your changes will be noted and you will not be charged. If you prefer to speak to us, please contact us.

For workshops which are 14 days or less away, a cancellation or rescheduling fee may apply (see our workshop booking terms and conditions). You will need to contact us to cancel or reschedule a workshop which is less than 14 days away.


Why is my organisation being charged for cancelling a workshop?

When we arrange a workshop for you, we face staff and administration costs in advance of the workshop. Unfortunately, for workshops which are cancelled with less than 14 days’ notice we are unable to redeem those costs and as such have to pass them on.

You can read more about this in our workshop booking terms and conditions.


Are there any additional resources that you can provide prior to or following our workshop?

Yes. We have QR codes in each area of our exhibition which link you to related lesson plans that support post visit learning. You can download further resources from our resources for teachers and practitioners.

Choices & Consequences Exhibition & Workshop FAQs

How much is a knife crime prevention workshop?

We do our best to keep workshop costs as low as we can. Our workshops are subsidised from our core funding by almost 50%, meaning a single Choices & Consequences workshop is just £260 (£8.66 per child based on a class size of 30).

If your organisation is based in London Borough of Islington or London Borough of Barking and Dagenham then your workshop is fully funded. Enter the voucher codes ISLINGTON or LBBD respectively when booking.

We occasionally have funding for other areas or demographics. Please contact us to enquire.


Can I visit the exhibition before I bring the young people?

Yes. We will give you and colleagues a full tour of the exhibition for free if you have not visited us before. Please contact us to arrange this.


Can you run workshops outside of your 10am and 12:30pm slots?

Yes. We have just added a new slot for a workshop on any day Monday-Friday between 3pm and 5pm. Please book in the normal way.

If you would like to visit at a time that is outside of our timeslots we can probably accommodate a visit where availability allows. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


What’s the maximum number of young people I can bring to a Choices and Consequences workshop at your exhibition?

30. If you would like to bring more, then you will need to book an additional workshop.

For Pupil Referral Units or Alternative Provision, the maximum is 10.

We recommend that supervising adults know the young people who are visiting and have a relationship with them.


Do you have any covid-19 guidance or requirements for a visit?

Read our covid-19 guidance.


Can we have lunch at the exhibition?

Unfortunately there are no facilities at either of our exhibitions to purchase food and drink, and we lack the space for a large group to eat packed lunch.


Can I choose the actor for the immersive theatrical experience?

Yes. We work hard not to reinforce gender or ethnic stereotypes. We have a diverse team of actors who can play the role of the prisoner and if you would prefer a specific actor for your visit then we will be happy to accommodate this where availability allows.

Two young black children reading an exhibition display in Ben's Room at The Ben Kinsella Trust.
A group of young people watching a the film in our 'cinema room' together
Young people looking at an exhibition display about Duran Kajiama in our Choices and Consequences exhibition.
A facilitator teaching a class about knife crime pointing to a large comic strip.

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