Learning

Schools

The museum offers a range of educational opportunities for all ages. Schools are welcome to explore the museum either through a self-guided visit of the museum, a specific workshop or activity or by borrowing a loan box.

Workshops focused on the Victorian period are ideal for KS1 and KS2. These sessions, lasting between 30-40 minutes, focus on taking a journey back in time to imagine what life was like for children in the nineteenth century. Pupils can learn about the printing process, see a Victorian printing press in action and experience a lesson in the Victorian schoolroom. They can also discover how household tasks have changed through the washday demonstration and enjoy traditional pastimes with a variety of parlour games. Students also have the chance to dress up in period costume as part of their visit.

It is recommended that schools book a maximum of 3 of the learning activities as part of the visit.

The museum can also run sessions for students studying for Travel and Tourism courses.

Education Room

School groups have full use our education room, a versatile learning environment which can be used for a range of activities, discussion and presentation. It can also be used for packed lunches (by prior arrangement). Coats and bags can be securely stored here during the visit.

Pricing

School visits cost £3.00 per head and can be booked by completing a booking form or contacting the education team. You can look at a copy of our risk assessment here prior to your visit.

Can’t find what you are looking for? If you would like to bring a group to the Beck Isle Museum but can’t find something that works for you, we would be happy to discuss what can be offered as part of a visit and to adapt the sessions to fit with your requirements. Please get in contact with the education team to discuss your ideas.

WW1 loan box

A box of First World War artefacts to explore in the classroom

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Victorian Schoolroom

Have a lesson in our Victorian schoolroom

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Wash day experience

Discover how household tasks have changed through the washday demonstration

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Toys and childhood

Enjoy traditional pastimes with a variety of Victorian parlour games.

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Travel and Tourism

Find out about the day-to-day running of a museum

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