Key stage 2

Our learning officer, Melissa Hawker is always happy to discuss with you the best ways to tailor activities to support your needs. Use our booking form to suggest your preferred dates. Email melissa.hawker@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01842 752599.

Tudor Times Thetford in World War I Archaeology Day Seeking the Maharaja Romans and Iceni Invaders and Settlers Victorian Life at Home and at Work Thetford in World War IIThetford’s Real Dad’s Army Thetford’s Campaigning Tom Paine

Activities

Tudor Times

Half day, £3 per pupil; full day, £5 per pupil

Learn what life was like for rich and poor Tudors. Meet a beggar and a rich merchant preparing for the festivities. Try your hand at Tudor cooking, see a Tudor feast, enjoy a Tudor dance and handle real Tudor objects. To enter into the spirit of Tudor life we invite you to come in costume.

Thetford in World War I

Half day, £3 per pupil; full day, £5 per pupil

Discover what life was like in Thetford during World War One. Meet a Tommy home on leave, a munitions girl and a member of the new Royal Air Corp. Try your hand at some Home Front first aid.

Archaeology Day

Full day, £5.00 per pupil

Become an archaeologist for a day! Explore a recreation of a Roman burial site. Find out why rubbish can be history by exploring our Archae-bin, explore the archaeology in our well and work out what will become the archaeology of the future!

Seeking the Maharaja

Full day, £5.00 per pupil

Discover the story of Norfolk’s ‘Black Prince’ and find out how Duleep Singh is remembered in Thetford today. Learn about his early life in the Punjab and his friendship with Queen Victoria. Try your hand at Indian cookery and find out about his Sikh faith.

Romans and Iceni

Half day, £3 per pupil; full day £5 per pupil

Find out about the Roman invasion. Meet a Roman solider and an Iceni warrior – whose side will you take? Handle real objects from the past and use archaeological techniques to find out about Roman pottery and the famous Thetford Treasure.

Invaders and Settlers

Half day, £3 per pupil

Find out about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in Thetford. Handle real objects from the past, make your own Anglo-Saxon pot and try your hand at Viking weaving. Will you be able to solve Anglo-Saxon riddles?

Victorian Life at Home and at Work

Half day, £3 per pupil; full day, £5 per pupil

Join the Newton family to find out about Victorian life. Help Mrs. Newton with the washing in our Victorian kitchen. Handle real objects from the past and find out about life as a Rabbit Warrener with Mr. Newton. To enter into the spirit of Victorian life we invite you to come in costume.

Thetford in World War II

Half day, £3 per pupil; full day, £5 per pupil

Join our costumed characters to find out what life was like on the Home Front. Try your hand at building a Morrison shelter and sample some rationed food cooked on our coal fired range. To enter into the spirit of WW2 life we invite you to come in costume.

Thetford’s Real Dad’s Army

Full day, £5 per pupil

Embark on a mission to keep Churchill’s secret papers away from Nazi eyes! Meet the Home Guard, handle real objects from WWII, make your own piece of Thetford Pulpware and keep an eye out for enemy parachutes! To enter into the spirit of the Home Front, we invite you to come in costume.

Thetford’s Campaigning Tom Paine

Half day, £3 per pupil; full day, £5 per pupil

Learn about Thetford’s revolutionary son, Tom Paine. Find out about his early life as a stay maker and his adventures in the French and American Revolutions. Consider his legacy today. How should he be remembered?