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Key stage 2

Please note: please contact us if you cannot find a suitable day. We will do our best to accommodate you. We are also happy to discuss with you how you would like us to tailor activities to support your needs.

For more information, enquiries and bookings please contact gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01362 860563.

Neolithic Britain Victorian Activity Day Evacuees (Home Front Heroes)Victorian Whodunnit? Christmas in the Workhouse First World War: Annie’s War

 

Events

Neolithic Britain: hunter-gatherers and first farmers

Can you survive our Neolithic challenge?

Can you survive our Neolithic challenge? Explore life 5000 years ago using our fantastic Neolithic collections and wonderful site. Hunt for animals in the woods, get to grips with Neolithic tools, plough the field with the rip ard plough and make a Neolithic shelter.

Full day, £5 per pupil

Victorian Activity Day

 

Meet our costumed characters as you step back in time to Victorian England. Work in the fields with the heavy horses, take a Victorian school lesson, find out what life was like in the workhouse and lend a hand in a Victorian kitchen and washhouse. This immersive day supports your local study and theme of social history and promotes creative and imaginative writing. Can you solve the mystery of the stolen silver candlesticks?

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

Full day, £5 per pupil

Evacuees (Home Front Heroes)

 

Join our costumed characters and discover the Home Front during WWII. Meet a Women’s Land Army girl and ‘Dig for Victory’ with the heavy horses. Take cover in the air raid shelter and let the ARP warden show you how to use a stirrup pump. ‘Make do and Mend’ with a worried housewife, find out about rationing in the Village Shop and help win the war with the Home Guard. The perfect day for a study of the Home Front as a significant turning point in British social history.

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

Full day, £5 per pupil

Victorian Whodunnit?

 

Immerse your children in Victorian England through our dramatic Whodunnit. Meet rich and poor costumed characters, and engage in active learning sessions in our Victorian schoolroom, cottage kitchen, workhouse and laundry. Can you help discover who has committed the terrible crime? This engaging day provides a focus for your local study and the theme of social history, encourages enquiry and thinking skills and promotes creative and imaginative writing.

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

Full day, £5 per pupil

Christmas in the Workhouse

 

Find out about Victorian Christmas for rich and poor. Join our costumed characters to make candy canes, decorations and toys for poor children. Perform a festive Victorian melodrama - but don’t forget that there is still lots to be done in the workhouse. And who is the mystery benefactor who keeps leaving gifts? To enter into the spirit of a Victorian Christmas we invite you to come in costume.

Full day, £5 per pupil

First World War: Annie’s War

 

See World War One through a child’s eyes in this sensitive and accessible day event. Meet her friends and family and find out how the war affects them: soldier, nurse, Women’s Land Army girl and schoolmaster. The day ends with a morale-boosting film and magic lantern show, as the villagers raise money for the troops on the front line. An active day to help your children understand the local impact of national events and investigate different attitudes to the war.

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

Full day, £5 per pupil

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