Special Events Weeks

Special Events Weeks are a great way to give pupils and teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in stimulating, hands-on activities in breath-taking historical settings.

“Thank you very much. The pupils had a superb afternoon….”


Special Events Weeks for 2017/18

English Civil War at Gawthorpe Hall – 18-22 September 2017

Pike and musket drill, code breaking, causes of the war.


Science Week at Lancaster Maritime Museum – 9-13 October 2017

Explore a range of STEM sessions using the theme of the ‘Restless Earth’.

Miss Rachel Kay ShuttleworthGawthorpe’s Guiding Light at Gawthorpe Hall – 16-18 October 2017

Taking inspiration from Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth (1886 – 1967),
her pioneering social work and fabulous textiles, discover our
local history and hero.


St Mary Magdalene laying crossesRemembrance Clitheroe at Clitheroe Castle Museum – 7-10 November 2017

Remembrance themed activities, poetry and storytelling


Victorian Christmas at Judges Lodgings – 27 November -1 December 2017

Victorian Christmas at Gawthorpe Hall – 4-8 December 2017

Victorian Christmas at Turton Tower – 11-13 December 2017

Traditional games, pastimes and Father Christmas


Shakespeare Week at Gawthorpe Hall – 12-16 March 2018

Take a journey into the world of William Shakespeare and explore language, storytelling, chronology and swordplay.


Vikings…..Rediscover the Legend! at The Atkinson – 16-27 April 2018

Step into the world of Vikings and discover trade, games, language,
storytelling, war and much, much more.

Seaside Holidays at Fleetwood Museum – 14-25 May 2018

Stay in our Victorian seaside boarding house, make a pebble picture
and watch a traditional Punch and Judy show.

clitheroe-special-eventsDark Age Week at Clitheroe Castle Museum – 4-8 June 2018

Explore life under the Anglo Saxons and Vikings including domestic life, money, warfare and storytelling.

Castles and Castle Life at Clitheroe Castle Museum – 18-22 June 2018

Medieval domestic life, games, warfare and crafts.