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.
WW1 loan box
A box of First World War artefacts to explore in the classroomMORE INFO
Have a lesson in our Victorian schoolroomMORE INFO
Wash day experience
Discover how household tasks have changed through the washday demonstrationMORE INFO
Toys and childhood
Enjoy traditional pastimes with a variety of Victorian parlour games.MORE INFO
Travel and Tourism
Find out about the day-to-day running of a museumMORE INFO
Find out about the history of printingMORE INFO