Museum in School

MUSEUM IN SCHOOL

We bring the museum to you! An experienced museum educator will visit your school to deliver a two hour active learning session. All workshops are supported by a wide selection of original and replica artefacts and specimens from the museum collections.

KS1: Fossils and Dinosaurs

Children become paleontologists digging up and identifying bones, looking closely at real fossils, placing dinosaurs on a timeline and investigating the varying sizes of dinosaurs in relation to themselves and other creatures.

 KS1: Toys

Children handle original toys and look for evidence of how children played in the past. They look for similarities and differences between old and modern toys, play with a selection of replica Victorian toys and help Kipper put all his toys back in his toy box.

KS1: Charles Darwin

Children learn about Darwin’s early life by dressing up in costume of the period, sorting shells into types and organising bugs into categories or groups. They also follow the route of the Beagle to discover some of the specimens Darwin collected during the voyage.

KS1: Florence Nightingale

Through hands-on activities, children explore Florence’s childhood and school days and meet her pet owl Athena. They learn how to tie a bandage and help to make a poultice before identifying the problems faced by the hospital at Scutari, and discovering how Florence addressed them.

KS2 : Ancient Greeks

Children develop an understanding of ancient Greek life through close examination of the clues left behind and costumed role-play. Children discover how ancient Greek pottery can provide direct evidence of the Greek way of life, try on replica armour and explore the differences between Athenian and Spartan society.

KS2: Original Olympians

Through group discussion, object handling and role play, the workshop will guide learners through a range of imaginary scenarios inspired by real events in Ancient Greece and Victorian England to understand how the modern Olympics developed from ancient ideals. Ancient Greece and Original Olympians can be booked together as a whole day experience.

KS2: Ancient Egyptians

Children discover how Egyptian objects can tell us about the life and beliefs of this ancient civilisation. They draw on a variety of sources to find out what the ancient Egyptians believed about life after death before reconstructing the process of mummification.

KS2: Meet the Romans

Designed to develop investigative skills, children will discover how archaeology can teach us about life in the past. Through handling a wide range of original Roman artefacts and replica costume, they will see the wealth and variety of material that has survived from the Roman invasion of Britain.

KS2: Viking Raiders

More than 1000 years ago, fearsome Viking raiders sailed up the River Severn and into Shropshire. Who were they, where did they come from, and why did they come here? This fun workshop uncovers some of the mysteries of the Viking age, with a chance to handle Viking kit, hear tales of Viking gods and goddesses, and to re-enact some of the struggles between the Vikings and their Shropshire foes!

KS2: Anglo-Saxons

Children reconstruct a typical Anglo-Saxon grave to find out what burials tell us about their beliefs, way of life, crafts and technology. They compare this to the royal burial at Sutton Hoo and to the finds from the Staffordshire Hoard. Our Viking Raiders and Anglo-Saxon workshop sessions can be booked together as a whole day experience.

BOOKING INFORMATION:

For information and to book contact: museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk     Tel: 01743 258881

Two hour session in the morning or afternoon to suit your timetable. £110 for a two hour session, £190 for two of the same workshop sessions in one day.