Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been delivering fun and inspiring educational workshops for over 20 years, bringing subjects to life as part of a rich, cross-curricular experience.

Booking an activity provides your pupils with the unique opportunity to learn alongside a vast collection of over 5,000 inspirational artefacts and works of art.

Your class or group can handle real artefacts whilst developing a range of investigativeenquiry-based learning skills.

Our dedicated Learning team will work with you to ensure you get the most from your visit, so whether you are investigating the Ancient Egyptians, exploring art or looking to discover some incredible collections from around the globe, there is bound to be a workshop to suit your classroom needs…

Discover all our workshops below. Click on them to find out more.

World War Two workshop

Join the war effort and learn about the experiences of children and the Home Front in Canterbury during WW2. Become an evacuee to escape the dangers of war stricken Canterbury and, Undertake Air Raid Warden training - look out for bomb damage and put out a fire.

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Anglo Saxons and Vikings

Investigate the tumultuous times of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings by examining artefacts found locally and used in everyday life during this fascinating period.

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Medieval Canterbury

Investigate what life was like in Medieval Canterbury through a range of learning activities including a fun, interactive workshop facilitated by our staff, examining artefacts including medieval pilgrim badges and exploring how Canterbury became a popular tourist destination.

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Rupert Bear Workshop

Come and meet Rupert Bear and his friends in the Beaney and hear tales of their adventures in Nutwood. You will also make and take home a Rupert inspired ‘art y fact’!

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Bagpuss & Friends

Come and meet Bagpus and his friends in the Beaney and hear the tales of how between them all they investigate and fix the strange objects they find - a bit like us at the museums! You will also make and take home a Bagpus inspired ‘art y fact’!

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