Education at Villa Grande

The center offers a variety of educational programs to school classes and students visiting the center, emphasizing different teaching methods and ranging from one and a half to five hours. 

The educational department holds teacher training courses, ranging from basic Holocaust education to specialized courses on themes such as European totalitarianism in the interwar period and the Holocaust in literature. The center also plays an active role in the development of relevant education in Norway and other European countries.

Teaching material and web based teaching resources developed by the center are accessed by teachers nationwide through our website. The material covers various themes related to the Holocaust and other genocides. For the time being, these are only avaliable in Norwegian.

All programs seek to activate pupils to engage and reflect with the exhibition, and combine knowledge of the past with democratic orientation in the present. The programs are free of charge.


The center leads a government funded project for the prevention of anti-Semitism, racism and undemocratic attitudes in schools, DEMBRA. The project springs from the assumption that participation and knowledge based reflection are key factors in preventing group hatred and attitudes of exclusion.

Schools are guided in developing local action plans for prevention, based on local surveys and the teachers’ own experiences. Knowledge based teacher courses are offered at all the participating schools.

In order to visit the centre with a group of pupils, or students, you need to make an appointment. We are flexible when it comes to wishes or preferences from our visitors.

Please send and email to in order to book a visit. We normally answer your request within two days.

Published Oct. 14, 2011 10:10 AM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2019 5:44 PM