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Come and visit this newly refurbished hidden gem of a museum and take part in one of our exciting new school sessions! Set within a historic Grade II listed former court house, pupils will be given an opportunity to step back in time. Take part in a Victorian court case, receive a visit from a Ministry of Defence representative to learn about World War II government initiatives, or try your hand at archaeology!
Can you dig it? (2hrs) Key Stages 1, 2 and 3
Get to grips with the techniques and science of archaeology through this exciting and hands on session, which includes a wide range of engaging archaeology activities tailored to your pupils. Put their powers of historical enquiry to the test in this unique session, that will have them immersed in the mystery and intrigue of this exciting aspect of history.
World War II - Life on the home front (2hrs) Key Stage 2
It's time for you to do your part to help the war effort! Through handling sessions, active participation and role play, you will be brought closer to the home front than ever before. Meet our ARP warden and then our government official, who will give detailed and interactive accounts of life on the home front, before exploring how you can do your part during such a pivotal moment in history.
Crime and punishment (2hrs) Key Stages 2 and 3
Pupils will take on the roles of a Victorian court room and take part in a case based on contemporary Victorian sources to decide the fate of the defendants. Guilty or not guilty? The verdict is yours to decide!
You will then discover how the Victorians moved away from punishment of children by imprisonment, to reform. Establishing education programmes to equip children with the skills to lead an honest life.
Unless otherwise specified:
Morning/afternoon session (2hrs)
All day session (4hrs)
Accompanying adults free.
Please call the museum on 01772 534075 to make a booking.