£175.00 for 1-2 experienced practitioners in school all day. See T & Cs.
For History Detectives sessions, workshops and school visits, featuring hands on historical enquiry through genuine & replica artefacts, Young Archaeologists brings the museum to you.
The Box of Bones and our Ancient Artefacts display, authenticated by British Museum experts.
Historical evidence such as Breughel's painting, Children's Games is displayed and discussed.
Our Young Archaelogists school visit can be adapted to create a museum in school for the day using replica and original artefacts to complements your history topics in school. Please view our
Replica Artefact Galleries for pictures of artefacts and toys which can
be included. Up to six classes can also benefit from workshops session in the Mini Museum, as detailed below:
How do we know?
A key question for young
children in historical enquiry -
how do we know about...? In
the introduction to the session,
we discuss sources of
information and how
archaeology is carried out. Our
portable display of genuine
ancient artefacts, featuring
Roman brooches and coins;
a Medieval key, spindle
whorls and other objects is shown.
Historical evidence, as
discussed and explained in this
short introduction, forms the
bedrock for everything we do
The structure of the session is
explained and children carousel
around the following activities
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 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.
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 rates quoted below cover the service which can be delivered by either Specialist dependent on your area and other factors - please see our Terms and Conditions.)
The full day rate is £175.00 plus mileage (50p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)
In our local area you are more than welcome to book half a day or less to include some of the above sessions. The cost for ½ day is £100.00 (50p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)
In our local area and for up to two classes, up to two Specialist led sessions - £80.00 plus mileage.