Roman Mosaic Makers

Come and take part in our fun hands-on mosaic making workshop. Take a journey around the Roman Museum, finding out about Roman artefacts using our Explorer Guide to record your findings. Then, create your own replica mosaic tile to take back to school inspired by the original Roman floor and...

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Hands On History of Canterbury – Object Handling Session

Explore Canterbury's rich heritage through a range of activities which you can mix and match to create your perfect museum experience. These sessions are briefly introduced by one of our facilitators who will provide you with all the resources you need to lead your class through your choice of a...

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Ancient Greeks – Object Handling Session

Explore the Ancient Greeks through a range of activities which you can mix and match to create your perfect museum experience. These sessions are briefly introduced by one of our facilitators who will provide you with all the resources you need to lead your class through your choice of a...

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Meet the Archaeology

Meet an archaeologist to discover what archaeology can tell us about life in the past! Investigate and handle real artefacts. Workshops can focus on the practice of archaeology in general or be tailored to suit groups specifically interested in Roman archaeology. Key stage 1/beginner ESOL students, key stage 2 and...

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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 Everyday Life

Pupils will work in groups of two or three taking on the role of archaeologists, investigating and handling real artefacts from Roman Canterbury. Larger groups are divided in two, with half the class exploring museum displays, and half handling artefacts before swapping around. Key stage 1, 2 and 3, beginner,...

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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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