This year we offer our new and revised programme full of engaging and interactive sessions which involve the children in exploring the subject matter and encourage learning in a lively and fun way. The programme builds on our collections of Victorian social history, toys and archaeology, and most sessions involve handling museum collections, exploring the relevant parts of the museum, and a range of led activities.
To learn more about the programme or to discuss your requirements please contact:
Bryony Waterman – email@example.com 01590 676969 or 01202 482860
Discover and handle our museum toy collections. Explore the differences between these and modern toys and play with our replica toys. Available as outreach.
A flexible and engaging session which can be tailored to a range of themes, such a clothes or homes in the past, the Victorian wash day or exploring materials. Available as outreach.
A 1 hour session that challenges children’s creative thinking and enquiry skills using a collection of mysterious archaeological artefacts.
Using real and replica objects, children discover the difference between the rich and poor, and learn about superstitions in Tudor times. (Available from September 2013)
A flexible session that builds a picture of Victorian Life through a varied collection of real mystery museum objects.
Explore life on the Home Front through a collection of mystery museum objects. A whole day programme is available, which includes writing with dip pens and making a peg doll.
An interactive guided tour of the area around the Priory. Discover how the town began through some of its surviving monuments, and consider how it has changed.
A hands on session that links to an invaders and settlers learning unit. Together we explore the story of Christchurch and the evidence they left behind. Opportunity to make Saxon jewelry and handle replica objects.
Complements: How the Town Began
Explore the building and gardens that once housed the parish workhouse and discover what life was like for a child living there.
(Suitable for KS1, KS2 & KS3)
Explore: Connect: Create is our new creative offer to schools and groups. Using museum displays and our exhibitions programme as stimulus, children are given opportunities to respond to them through creative, child-led activities. From developing sketchbooks to creating mini-museums, we can work with teachers ad group leaders to create an engaging experience at the museums.
This is a great way to make the most of our varied art exhibitions and can be focused to support Explore, Discover and Bronze Arts Awards. Talk to us to find out more.
For more information or to book please contact Bryony Waterman
School self-led sessions KS1 and KS2
Schools may want to create their own learning programmes. Self-led visits are free of charge but must be booked.
Spacious new Education Room now available. Accessed via 2 flights
The Red House has an accessible toilet.
We don’t have a lunchroom, but our garden may be available during fine weather