Ancient Egyptians

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Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £4
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Work with our fun facilitator and engage in role play in this fun, hands-on session. Mummify a classmate and groan as the intestines are pulled out, wrap an animal mummy against the clock, investigate real artefacts from Ancient Egypt, and create a real papyrus cartouche!
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The Ancient Greeks

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Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £4
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Learn about Ancient Greece in this fun, interactive session. Investigate original artefacts in close-up detail and create an Ancient Greek mask or frieze.
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Investigating and Creating Portraits

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Duration 2 hours
Cost per child £5
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Investigate the meaning of portraits in the collection, including works by famous artists such as Anthony Van Dyck and Dame Laura Knight. Find out what costumes, poses, expressions and symbols can reveal, and work with an artist to create your own masterpiece.
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Habitats and Environments

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Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £4
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

New for 2016 – Using our own wildlife collection, pupils will engage in fun activities to learn all about animal habitats, adaptations and food chains in this hands-on session.
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Roman Technology & Roman Everyday Life plus Museum Visit

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Duration 3 hours +
Cost per child £5 (inside district) £6 (outside district)
Canterbury Roman Museum Canterbury Heritage Museum

This popular hands-on session gives participants the exciting opportunity to investigate different types of Roman technology, and experience first-hand the jobs of Roman workers and slaves, including hammering a Roman coin (to take home as a souvenir) and building and firing mini catapults. Then, take part in a fun hands-on workshop, in which children take on the role of archaeologists investigating real artefacts from Roman Canterbury. Half the class explores the museum displays for 40 minutes, while the other half investigates the artefacts, before swapping round.

Activity sheets are available for this workshop!

Combine with our lunch room for an additional £1 per child to make this a stress-free full day visit.

If you would like an individual Roman Technology or Everyday Life session, please contact Mitch.Robertson@canterbury.gov.uk 
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Anglo Saxons and Vikings

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Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £4
Canterbury Heritage Museum

Meet the Anglo-Saxon lady to find out about Canterbury in Anglo-Saxon and Viking times. Investigate real artefacts and discover the gruesome tale of the siege and sacking of Canterbury over 1000 years ago. Create a shield, helmet or piece of jewellery to take home.
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World War Two

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Duration 2 hours
Cost per child £4
Canterbury Heritage Museum

Step into the character of a wartime child and prepare to evacuate! Experience what it was like to be evacuated, create and perform a drama based on real evacuee photographs, see and handle real wartime artefacts from Canterbury and visit the well-preserved remains of a World War Two Morrison shelter.
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Grayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences KS2 Workshop

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Duration 1 hour
Cost per child £3
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Explore the stories told within the tapestries on display created by one of our greatest modern artists, and make fun self-portraits to take home.
Workshops will be available from Saturday 8 October to Sunday 4 December
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