The Specialists


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  Leicester Coventry, Tamworth, Derbyshire, Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth, Rutland Northampton, West-Midlands, CoventryWarwick, 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.

History Detectives/Young Archaeologists


Artefacts from our other sessions can be used upon request to tailor a History Detectives visit to your own topic.


Activities include the following:


Order, Order!


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?


Mystery Objects


                                                             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

the session. 


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

be included.


SEN Schools

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 £265.00 from Autumn 2018 plus mileage (55p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)

Reduced Full Day - (One Specialist, 10am-3pm)

The reduced full day rate is £220.00 from Autumn 2018 plus mileage (55p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)

Full Day - Double Rate (Two Specialists)

The full day rate for two Specialists is £320.00 from Autumn 2018 plus mileage (£1.10 per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)

Half day

Half days can incorporate some of the above sessions. The cost for ½ day is £170.00 from Autumn 2018 (55p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)