*Please Note: Although the Museum is closed for the Onwards and Upwards redevelopment, all our educational workshops are available as Outreach sessions. These remain free to schools within the Town Council area.


We offer a wide range of KS1 and KS2 workshops covering 2000 years of British history including Romans, Normans, Tudors, Victorian and C20th life as well as other topics such as Textiles and Weaving, Houses and Homes and Toys and Games, and the history workshops can easily be given a Local History focus. Our workshops feature object handling, dressing up, exploring Museum displays, hands-on activities, game playing and crafts and they all provide a fun, challenging and exciting learning experience. They can easily be adapted as outreach sessions.

We have extensive handling collections and can put together bespoke workshops suitable for KS3 and KS4 classes, and we can accommodate Home School groups in the Museum. We also have lots of experience adapting and developing workshops for SEN groups. Below we outline a variety of our sample workshops, but please contact us if you would like to discuss a tailored session.