Children  will discover some of our local heroes and how they helped shape the museum, local area and wider world such as Col. Spence of the 5th DLI and Robert Ropner, owner of Preston Hall and major shipbuilder during the late Victorian era. They will explore different portraits (local and from the National Portrait Gallery, London), how to read them as sources and create work using sketching and specialist painting techniques.


Our popular hands on workshops are led by a member of the Museum Learning Team and have a mixture of replica and original objects for your class to explore and enjoy. Plus, children get to make something to take home on the day.

Lasting approximately 1 hour (start times: 10am, 11.15am and 1pm)

Suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2.

£35 per workshop (up to 30 children), plus £1.50 museum admission charge per child (please note, this will increase to £2 from April 2018).


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