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Shakespeare Week

Gawthorpe Hall

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

  • KS 2
  • KS 3
  • Shakespeare
  • History

1066 and the Last of the Anglo Saxon Kings

Clitheroe Castle

This immersive and experiential session gives pupils the chance to be an active part of the events of 1066.

  • KS 2
  • KS 3
  • History
  • Normans
  • Saxons
  • Vikings

Can You Dig It?

Lancaster City Museum

A fun and interactive way to engage your pupils with historical enquiry and chronology!

  • KS 2
  • Ancient History
Clitheroe Castle

Castles and Keeps

Clitheroe Castle

Find out all you ever needed to know about building castles in our fun and interactive session. Discover why castles were built, what they were built out of, and why.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • KS R
  • History
  • Local History

Crime Through Time

Lancaster Castle

On Tuesday afternoon schools have exclusive access to the former Lancaster Prison’s ‘A’ Wing for an exciting and fully immersive ‘Crime Through Time’ session.

  • KS 2
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • History
  • Romans
  • Victorians

Half Timers

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

This full day session made up of four different activities looks at the life of a mill worker, half timer children, Victorian domestic life and how the mill machines work.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Local History
  • Victorians

Homes a Long Time Ago

Astley Hall

This session is a gentle introduction to how people lived in the past.

  • KS 1
  • History
  • Local History

Homes from the Past

Turton Tower

The Tower house was a family home for some 500 years and pupils will have an interactive guided tour around the rooms in the Tower to learn about what life was like then.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Local History

Life on the Ocean Wave – An Explorer’s Tale

Lancaster Maritime Museum

All aboard! Discover more about life at sea in the great days of sail.

  • KS 1
  • Lower KS 2
  • History
  • Local History

Meet the Romans

Lancaster City Museum

In this inspiring and hands-on session pupils will come face to face with Marcus – a Roman soldier.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • Ancient History
  • History
  • Romans

Meet the Tudors

Turton Tower

Come and meet our costumed interpreters as we go back to Tudor times and experience how life was lived at Turton Tower.

  • KS 2
  • History
  • Local History
  • Tudors

Meet the Victorians

Judges' Lodgings

Meet the Victorians – at work, at school, at home and at play

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • KS R
  • History
  • Victorians

Mill Town

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Take a guided walk beyond the mill gates to explore how the Industrial Revolution and the arrival of the mills changed the landscape.

  • KS 2
  • History
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Local History

Myths and Legends

Clitheroe Castle

In this exciting and immersive session pupils will be taught all the skills they need to become a SWORD Ranger. Pupils will discover the secret history of SWORD, how to identify different dragons, discover where they live, what they eat, their likes and dislikes and how to care for them.

  • KS 2
  • KS R
  • Drama
  • History
  • Local History
  • Storytelling

Object Handling

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

An opportunity for your pupils to hone their historical enquiry skills through handling real objects from Victorian domestic and working life.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • KS 3
  • History
  • Victorians

Plague, Potions and Pestilence!

Astley Hall

Explore a ghastlier side to Astley Hall

  • KS 2
  • History

Revolution!

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Take a journey through the Industrial Revolution, from the domestic woollen industry to the time when cotton was king.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Industrial Revolution

Serving Stories

Astley Hall

Firmly routed in local history, pupils learn about the people who lived at Astley Hall in 1851.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Local History

The Cotton Story

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

What was it like to work in a mill? Discover a range of jobs and examine working conditions…

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History

The Prehistory Mystery

Museum of Lancashire

Pupils will examine the mystery of prehistory in an interactive and engaging workshop centred on life in Britain before the Romans.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Prehistory

The Shire Hall

Lancaster Castle

Our guided tour explores the administration of the law through the last 1000 years and experience what it meant to be imprisoned at the castle. Tours last approx. 60 mins and can be subject to the use of the Crown Court within the castle.

  • KS 2
  • History
  • Law
  • Local History

The Story of…..the Story

Lancashire Archives

Take a trip through the pages of time at the Lancashire Archives as we examine the development of books, pens and writing in general in this interactive and immersive session.

  • KS 2
  • Ancient History
  • History
  • Literacy

The Vikings

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Pupils are invited to visit our Viking settlement where they will be subject to Viking law and customs.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • Vikings

The Wool Story – COMING SOON

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

COMING SOON - The Wool Story (Half day) KS1/2 - This session is being updated – more information to follow

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Textiles

Victorian Christmas – Special Event Week

Gawthorpe Hall

4–8th Dec 2023 (Half day only) Traditional games, pastimes and Father Christmas. See Special Events Weeks page for full details of all special events.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • KS R
  • Victorians

Visit the Victorians

Fleetwood Museum

This session is divided into Victorian Seaside Boarding House and Victorian Object Handling - where you find out what it was like to go on holiday Victorian style and look at 100 household objects from the Victorian era.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • KS R
  • History
  • Victorians

Visit the Victorians at Turton Tower

Turton Tower

Pupils will meet Victorian characters who worked at Turton Tower during the reign of Queen Victoria when the Kay family owned the Tower House. They will explore aspects of daily family life and enjoy a past times playtime with Victorian toys, some of which have adapted and are still played with today.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Local History
  • Victorians

WW1: A Brother’s Journey

Lancashire Archives

In a thought-provoking and engaging session using archival material, artefacts and active participation, pupils will investigate, explore and piece together the lives of two WWI soldiers and brothers through their letters home.

  • KS 2
  • History
  • WW1

WW1: A Call to Arms

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Take a journey back in time and join our WW1 Recruitment Sergeants as they welcome you as ‘conscripts’ to the British Army in this fully interactive and inspirational learning experience set during WW1 in 1916.

  • KS 2
  • KS 3
  • History
  • WW1

WWI: Duck or Grouse

Museum of Lancashire

In this fully immersive and hands-on session pupils will take a journey to the trenches of France!

  • KS 2
  • KS 3
  • WW1

WW2: Life on the Home Front

Museum of Lancashire

It’s time for you to do your part to help the war effort! Through object handling, active participation, role play and discovery, pupils will be brought closer to the home front than ever before.

  • KS 2
  • History
  • WW2

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