Our KS1 and KS2 workshops encourage children to explore history through role playing, dressing up, object handling and craft activities, whilst providing opportunities for your class to practice reading, writing and thinking skills. Our workshops will support your class as tackle the history curriculum and whether they are investigating famous people, delving into British life from times past or just getting to grips with the idea of history.

Our handling collection includes lots of clothing and objects from the 20th century – covering the 1910s through to the 1960s – that are ideal for local history activities or a look at life in your grandparents time. Typical activities in might include shopping, toys and games and everyday life. We also offer workshops focussing on life on the home front during WW1 and WW2.

Life in 1950’s & 60’s

Objects from our post-war handling collections