Victorian Toys & Games

Investigate real Victorian toys including Lily the doll and find out what they’re made of and how they work. Dress up just like Victorian children and discover toys lost under the floorboards of local buildings since Victorian times. Then make traditional marbles to take home and learn to play fun...

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Roman Tech & Everyday Life Plus Museum Visit

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. Key stage 1/beginner ESOL students, key stage...

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Investigating and Creating Portraits

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. Appropriate for KS1, 2 and 3 and Intermediate/Advanced...

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Ancient Egyptians

Work with our experienced facilitator to mummify a classmate and groan as the intestines are pulled out! Wrap an animal mummy against the clock, investigate real artefacts and create a papyrus cartouche. Key stage 2, intermediate and above ESOL students.

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