Travelling museum visits for schools.
Some of the locations we travel to for our workshops are:
East-Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire , Warwickshire, Leamington, Leicester Hinckley Nottingham Peterborough Coventry Birmingham, Tamworth, Derbyshire, Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth, Rutland , Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, West-Midlands, Coventry, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Warwick, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Classes of Key Stage 2 children can turn into History Detectives for the day in our sessions, workshops and school visits, featuring hands on historical enquiry through genuine & replica artefacts. Young Archaeologists brings the museum to you.
Activities include the following:
Collections of replica and
original artefacts from different
eras are displayed - eg. toys;
vessels; jewellery; appliances.
Can the children place them in
the correct order by age?
Obscure replica and original antique
artefacts are displayed for children
to handle and discuss with answers
to be shared in the plenary.
The Box of Bones
Plastic bones arranged with evidence of
jewellery need to be recorded precisely
in sketch form. The children must try to
work out the person's cultural
background and date the skeleton by
identifying the jewellery elsewhere in
Rich & Poor
High quality, reproduction artefacts which must be grouped into rich and poor. This requires study of the materials used and thought given to the likely age of the objects.
An international coin collection
with coins dating back hundreds of
years can be handled. Children are
challenged to identify the countries
of origin of certain coins, draw
pictures or describe others and use
their enquiry skills to date others.
The Interactive Clothing Timeline
The session usually ends with dressing up volunteers to join a life-size timeline of people from bygone eras, giving a visual and kinaesthetic context for all of the topics covered in schools.
Finally, three different types of writing surfaces from different eras are shown and the children are asked to identify when people wrote on them.
Resources and costumes for this
day (as with all of the Specialists'
work) are researched to a high level
and are mainly of museum grade.
Many objects for this session are real
antiques. The workshop features
Greek, Roman Egyptian, Anglo-
Saxon, Viking, Tudor, Stuart,
Georgian, Victorian and Modern
resources and can be used to
complement any history topic.
The session can be tailored to your topic,
by arrangement. Please view our
Replica Artefact Galleries for pictures of
more replica artefacts and toys which can
We understand the need for explorative
learning and incorporate sensory
opportunities. Our Young Archaeologists
visit into SEN schools can be less structured
and can include basic Makaton.
The costs quoted below cover the service which can be delivered by one or two Specialists, dependent on your area and other factors (please see our Terms
and Conditions). Full days can be booked up to one hour's drive from
our base. Reduced full days, half days and bookings where both
Specialists are required can take place in schools up to forty minutes
drive from our base.
Full Day - (One Specialist, 9am-3pm)
The full day rate is £250.00 from Autumn 2016 plus mileage (50p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)
Reduced Full Day - (One Specialist, 10am-3pm)
The reduced full day rate is £210.00 from Autumn 2016 plus mileage (50p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)
Full Day - Double Rate (Two Specialists)
The full day rate for two Specialists is £300.00 from Autumn 2016 plus mileage (£1 per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)
Half days can incorporate some of the above sessions. The cost for ½ day is £150.00 from Autumn 2016 (50p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)