Art & DT

School workshops all other information about visiting including the all-important prices and timings, please see our Education Home Page


Animals & adaptations

Science: KS1 Animals; KS2 Animals and Living things & their habitats

Art & Design: KS1 and KS2 Produce creative work, range of materials and observations; KS3 Observation and range of techniques and media

Handle and observe animals from our natural history collection, learn about food chains, predators and prey, night and day, examine their features in detail and create tactile animal portraits

This workshop works especially well alongside ‘Living things & their habitats’

Building a Tudor House

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

Design Technology: KS1 & KS2 design, make (tools and materials) and use technical knowledge

Who built these historic buildings and why? How were timber-framed buildings constructed? Learn about 15th and 16th century construction methods

This workshop is idea for pupils studying the Medieval or Tudor ages and works particularly well alongside ‘At home with the Tudors’

Wildlife wire sculpting with Celia Smith

Pupils will make their own unique wire sculpture with renowned metal sculptor, Celia Smith, based upon natural history objects in the museum’s collection. Using museum artefacts as inspiration, pupils will study the animals’ form and colour to enhance their knowledge of natural history. At the end of the workshops children will be able to take their sculpture away with them.

This workshop will also include a tour of the museum’s wildlife displays and draw on site the natural history collection.

Please note – all the animals in our collection are the victims of accidents, predators or natural causes; we never kill mammals or birds for displays.

Maximum capacity: 30 pupils

Price: £150.00 a day

Session duration: To allow adequate time to make the sculptures, we recommend a visit from 10am to 2.30pm, though we are happy to adjust these timings to suit your requirements.

Cross-curricular links: Art and Design; Science: life processes and living things

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