How to Book a Session
Visit our Sessions page to view our full range of available Sessions and Activities. Each session or activity page has an Enquire form to allow you to submit your enquiry.
Alternatively, if you know which of our Venues you’d like to visit, go direct to their page and find out more information there.
- Fully physically accessible
- Lunch facilities
- Coach drop off
- Gift shop
- Linked loan boxes
- Outreach sessions available
Booking & Details
Half day session costs £2.85 per pupil
Full day session costs £5.70 per pupil
Self guided visits are free but must be booked in advance
Call Alys Rouncefield at the Museum on 01254 667130 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquire online at: blackburnmuseum.org.uk/learning
Learning Sessions & Activities
In this session the children get to handle a range of fossil animals and think about the environments the animals might have lived in.
Inventors and Inventions
The children will spend half a day finding out about the inventors on their doorstep and how they changed their world.
Life in Ancient Egypt
As well as viewing our mummy, your pupils will use objects from the collection and craft activities…
This session introduces the children to changes that happened locally, making Lancashire towns some of the most prosperous in the world
What does a portrait tell us about the sitter? Your pupils will learn to unravel the clues that can be found in the picture of a person.
This half day workshop is a practical printmaking session, where the children will make their very own prints inspired by collections at the Museum.
In this session children look at and play with a selection of old and new toys and explore the ways in which we can tell ‘old’ from ‘new’.
Victorian Fossil Hunters
An introduction to Victorian Fossil Hunters such as Mary Anning, this session is hands on, creative and involves some dressing up!
WW2 Home Front
The children will find out about the impact of WW2 on the people of Blackburn, the experiences of children and have the opportunity to handle a selection of objects from the period.
We have a small range of loan boxes available for hire. We charge £20 per box for a two-week loan. Contact us for more details.
Developing new sessions
If you can’t see a topic/workshop you are looking for please contact us, we have an extensive collection and are happy to work with teachers on the development of new sessions
British Science Week
11th — 15th March 2024
To celebrate British Science week Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery have a week of science themed half day sessions inspired by their collections.
Outreach and Digital Sessions
We also offer to visit your school with objects from our collections. Typically, a session is an hour long and involves a talk and a handling session with original objects. Secondary schools find this particularly useful.
We offer Digital workshops adapted from the sessions we would deliver during a visit to the Museum; see the separate descriptions for details. Each session lasts for between 35 and 90 minutes.
You Tube Channel
Have a look at our YouTube channel – Blackburn Museum; it has short films aimed at schools for use in the classroom. These cover a range of topics and more films are being added.
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