Hampshire Cultural Trust

School visits to Westbury Manor Museum

Westbury Manor Museum welcomes young visitors to study our permanent local history displays and family-friendly timeline gallery, and to visit our regular changing exhibitions in the special exhibition area of the museum. Our Temporary Exhibitions often have specific linked sessions for schools.

Led Sessions

Our Town Fareham KS1 & KS2

A KS1 or KS2 led session exploring the local history of Fareham.

Pupils will

  • Handle real historical objects
  • Examine and compare maps to see how the town has changed
  • Discover what photographs can reveal about the past
  • Investigate a local building using visible features and historical documents (census records) to find out about its history and the people who lived there
  • Present their findings to the rest of the class

Workhouse at Westbury (KS2)

Investigate life inside the workhouse with hands-on activities using photographs, sounds, objects and census records, including  Fareham’s own Union Workhouse. Discover what ingredients make up gruel, decide who you would allow through the door into the workhouse, and debate whether to shut the workhouse down!

Mini Museum Curator Training (KS2)

Mini Museum Curator Training (KS2)
A workshop to introduce pupils to the skills required to set up and run their own mini museum, using hands-on activities and real historical objects to investigate object care and conservation, labelling and display.

Self-led sessions

KS1 and KS2 self-led resources to help your class to investigate the museum and its' collections. Self-led resources are FREE, but MUST be booked in advance.

Museum Detectives Self-led (KS1)

A one-hour session with games, objects, costumes and trails helping your class to thoroughly explore and experience our new displays.

Museum Detectives Self-led (KS2)

A one and a half hour session using our resource box of hands-on activities and games, encouraging your pupils to use thinking skills.



  • Led school workshops cost £55 for a 2 hour session for up to 34 pupils


There is only one toilet available for pupils use, so please ensure your pupils use their school facilities prior to their visit.

While we don’t have a lunchroom, the garden is available during fine weather. Limited lunchroom facilities may be available for your visit, so please contact the Museum to discuss.

Our small Gift Shop has a range of postcards and gifts available at pocket money prices.