Schools

Due to Covid-19 we are sadly unable to accommodate any school visits to the museum this term. However we are pleased to offer the following:

  • digital workshops that have been designed for teachers to use in school
  • loan/theme boxes to hire (our class costume boxes are currently unavailable)

We are now taking provisional bookings for school visits to the museum for summer 2021.

Please get in touch to discuss how we can support you and your school.

 

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Digital Workshop – The Toy Shop Challenge

This is a digital workshop for Key Stage 1 pupils and is designed to be used by teachers in school. In this facilitated digital workshop children will be introduced to:...

An image of the toy shop on the Victorian Street

Digital Workshop – Victorian Christmas

Can you help Lizzie the maid get Preston Hall ready for Christmas? This is a digital workshop designed for Key Stage 1 and 2, to be used by teachers in...

Lizzie the Victorian maid by the Christmas Tree at Preston Park

Traditional Toys (at the museum)

After a brief introduction to old fashioned toys, children will enjoy learning through play, discovering how toys worked before battery power and computer games and be inspired to make their...

Young Girl And Mother Playing With A Wind Up Toy

Wash Day (at the museum)

Using role play, children will find out what a laborious job washing clothes was for the servants at Preston Hall. The session will include washing with carbolic soap, using a...

Tin Of Sunlight Soap

Victorian School Day (at the museum)

During this strict School Day workshop, children will discover first-hand through role play what school was like for Victorian children including taking part in lessons and learning to write their...

Girl Wearing Victorian Costume Standing Next To An Old Fashioned Bike

Victorian Home (at the museum)

Using original objects, discover the different objects found in the home and how they were used by members of the household both practically and as decorative items. This workshop is...

Young Boy With Father Looking At A Toy Model Car On Disaply In One Of The Galleries

Mini Beasts (at the museum)

Available throughout the Spring and Summer terms. Join us for a fun and informative session using bug-catching equipment whilst exploring Preston Park’s grounds searching for insects! Children will discuss habitats,...

Young Boy And Girl Looking Through A Magnifying Glass

Anglo-Saxons (at the museum)

Join us as we discuss what has been discovered at local archaeological dig sites, and how the treasures on display tell us about life for the Anglo-Saxons. Students can undertake...

Agroup~2

Portraits (at the museum)

An exciting opportunity for children to work with a member of the Museum Learning Team to create a portfolio of portraiture themed art work. Students will discover some of our...

School Child Painting A Self Portrait

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