Eastleigh Museum

School activities

Eastleigh Museum welcomes young visitors to study our permanent display of Eastleigh in the 1930s, which includes room sets and a range of local artefacts. You can also visit our regular changing exhibitions in the special exhibitions gallery. Our special exhibitions often have specific opportunities for schools.

Victorian School Sessions

Our Town in the past - Eastleigh KS2

Two hour session giving young historians the chance to explore Eastleigh in the past through a range of historic sources, including maps, objects donated by residents of the town, census material and photographs. Activities include sorting images, identifying changes in the town, matching objects to people and dressing up.

Exploring Homes KS1

This one hour session uses a range of historic household objects and sounds from the home as well as our historic room sets and displays to help children explore homes in the past.

Children in WW2 - Home from Home KS2

This two hour session introduces pupils to activities to help them understand rationing, evacuation and safety on the home front with short transcripts of oral history accounts from people who were evacuated to Eastleigh from Gosport. The session includes a range of resources including sounds, smells and objects from the museum’s collection to handle.

Home Front Christmas KS2

A seasonal two hour variation of Children in WW2 - Home from Home, available in the lead up to the December break. Activities include dressing up, composing a Christmas telegram with a  budget, pooling ration cards for treats, handling objects from the collection and discussing whose present they might have been.

School self led sessions

We also have resources which you can borrow to run your own self-led session here at the Museum. Each session has a box of resources and guidelines on how to use them. Self-led visits are free of charge but must be booked withthe the Learning Officer, tel 07595 214770.

Meet the Victorians

Free Assemblies

If you would like an Education Officer to deliver an assembly introducing the work of museums, please ring and we will be happy to talk to you about your requirements.

Important Information

  • Led sessions cost £26 per hour for one class

Hazard Information to support risk assessment.

How to book a visit to community museum gives you step by step guidelines. Simply note the name of the session you would like, the museum's telephone number and see the guidelines.


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