Outreach

The Museum has an exciting range of outreach workshops to bring to your classroom, including science investigations, living-history sessions and object-handling workshops. 

Outreach

Essential Information

  • Half-day outreach sessions cost £60 or book a full day for £100
  • We will travel to schools within a 45-mile radius of the Museum
  • We can tailor sessions to meet the needs of your group, depending on age, ability and group size
  • Please contact the education team to make a booking

Picture a Miner (SEN workshop)

  • Subject focus: KS1 Art, History (Historical Enquiry and Interpretation).
  • Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Cost: £60 (or book a full day for £100) 
  • Duration: Half-day

Can pictures talk to us? What can they tell us about our local mining heritage? Pupils use sensory and visual resources to find out what a miner is and does, and go on to create a communal piece of work.

*This workshop was developed in partnership with a local Special School and is a great workshop to prepare pupils for a visit. 

Lights Out!

  • Subject focus: KS1 Science (Physical processes, light)
  • Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Cost: £60 (or book a full day for £100) 
  • Duration: Half-day

What is light? Where does light come from? How do miners see in the dark? This interactive workshop explores reflective, transparent and opaque materials, as well as introducing pupils to the various light sources used by miners past and present.

Sally Fletcher and the 1842 Royal Commission

  • Subject focus: KS1/KS2 History (Victorian Britain, Historical Enquiry), Literacy (reading for information, speaking and listening)
  • Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Cost: £60 (or book a full day for £100) 
  • Duration: Half-day

Discover what life was like for Sally, a Victorian miner. Find out how her life changed when the 1842 Mines Act was passed, prohibiting women and children from working underground. This interactive workshop includes role-play and a historical investigation using primary evidence.

Contact the education team

If you have any questions about any aspect of learning at the Museum or if you would like to arrange a preliminary visit, email the education team here: education@ncm.org.uk or telephone 01924 848806 and ask to speak to a member of staff.

 

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