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Explore ten museums across Lancashire with our activity cards for schools.

Each venue has a set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print.

These are aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting each museum, and the activities focus on the building and the local area, helping your class to explore together inside and out.

Click on the museum name tabs on the left hand side below to reveal links to the teachers notes and activity sheets for each venue. And don’t forget to let us know what you think of the resources via the comments box at the foot of the page. Have you found them easy to view, download and use?

 

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Explore Clitheroe Castle: activity cards for school

A set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print. Aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting Clitheroe Castle, these activities focus on the castle keep and its setting, helping your class to explore together.

By completing these fun, hands-on activities, pupils will learn about the history and purpose of the keep, and its role in the lives of local people for hundreds of years.

They will also investigate the rock it stands on and is constructed from; and use non-standard units of measurement to assess its strength.

Pupils may also pick up some new architecture vocabulary, as well as inspiration for their creative writing.

Supports science (particularly rocks and soils), geography, history and literacy.

Built Environment Teachers Notes - Clitheroe Castle Museum

Built Environment Activity Sheets - Clitheroe Castle Museum

Explore Helmshore Mills Textile Museum: activity cards for schools

A set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print. Aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, these activities focus on the exterior of the buildings and their setting. Supports geography, history and literacy.

By completing these fun, hands-on activities, pupils will learn about the history of the wool and cotton mills here, and its role in the lives of local people for hundreds of years. Pupils will also use maps to discover the importance of local water sources for power; and investigate materials and design through hands-on activities.

Pupils may also pick up some new architecture vocabulary, as well as inspiration for their creative writing.

Supports geography, history and literacy.

Built Environment Teachers' Notes - Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Built Environment Activity Sheets - Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Explore Gawthorpe Hall: activity cards for schools

A set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print. Aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting Gawthorpe, these activities focus on the building and its setting, helping your class to explore together.

By completing these fun, hands-on activities, pupils will learn about the history of the hall, the people who lived here and the famous architects who designed and redesigned the building – Robert Smythson, Sir Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin.

They will explore the use of symmetry and pattern in architecture and interior design. They will also examine how the hall displayed identity, wealth and taste in 17th and 19th century Britain.

Pupils may also pick up some new architecture vocabulary, as well as fresh inspiration for their own art and design work.

Supports history, art and design and maths.

Built Environment Teachers' Notes - Gawthorpe Hall

Built Environment Activity Sheets - Gawthorpe Hall

Explore Queen Street Mill Textile Museum: activity cards for schools

A set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print. Aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting Queen Street Mill, these activities focus on the building and its setting, helping your class to explore together.

By completing these fun, hands-on activities, pupils will learn about the history of the building and the people who worked here. They will investigate how the design of the building and the materials it is constructed from helped the mill to run effectively. They will also examine how the mill shaped the local area; using historic maps and their creative skills to explore its impact on the landscape and on local lives.

Develops skills and knowledge for history, literacy, science and geography.

Built Environment Teachers' Notes - Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Built Environment Activity Sheets - Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Explore The Whitaker: activity cards for schools

A set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print. Aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting The Whitaker, these activities focus on the ground floor of the building and its setting, helping your class to explore together.

By completing these fun, hands-on activities, pupils will learn about the history of the Whitaker, the people who lived here when it was a Victorian family home, and the 19th century businessman who gave the building and grounds to the local people.

Pupils will learn about local history by investigating architecture, fragments of buildings and historic maps. They will also discover fossils and rocks as they take a closer look at what the building is made from.

Pupils may also pick up some new architecture vocabulary, as well as fresh inspiration for their own art and design work.

Supports history, geography, science and art and design.

Built Environment Teachers' Notes - The Whitaker

Built Environment Activity Sheets - The Whitaker

Explore Turton Tower: activity cards for school

A set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print.

Aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting Turton Tower, these activities focus on the building and its setting.

Supports history, geography and art and design.

Built Environment Teachers' Notes - Turton Tower

Built Environment Activity Sheets - Turton Tower

Explore Ribchester Roman Museum: activity cards for schools

A set of six activity cards for teachers to download and print. Aimed at Key Stage 2 school groups visiting Ribchester Roman Museum, these activities will help your class explore both the museum and the remains of the Roman fort close to it.

By completing these creative, hands-on activities, pupils will learn about the history and the legacy of the Roman buildings that once stood on this land: the Roman fort and the vicus (village) that grew next to it.

The activities support KS2 history, focusing on Roman architecture and archaeology.

Built Environment Teachers' Notes - Ribchester Roman Museum

Built Environment Activity Sheets - Ribchester Roman Museum

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