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Toys from the Past

We can adapt this session for older or younger children
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Free

This session look at different toys from the past; how they worked, what they were made of and how toys have changed over time.

All sessions involve an object based talk, looking at different types of toys, and a chance to play with them!

Option 1

Toy workshop at school

This starts with our popular toy talk looking at toys from the museum collection. Children then spilt into groups for different activities:

  • Make a thaumotrope (spinning disc)
  • Playing with various indoor toys– spinning tops, yo-yos, pop guns and much more
  • Playing with various outdoor toys– Diablo's, skittles, hoops
  • Sorting toys (old/new, soft/hard)
  • Close up drawing of Victorian toys.

Cost: £80; £130 for two workshops on the same day.

Cost listed for 2020/2021 academic year
Additional £10 booking fee applies to non-members
Mileage charge applies for schools 10+ miles from Chertsey

Maximum 60 children per session

The session will take a maximum of 2 classes (60 children) and will require at least 5 adults supervising.

It is 2 hours long with a 15 minute break for the children in the middle.

 

Option 2

Standard toy talk in school (1 hour)

  • Object talk
  • Playing with replica toys

Cost: £50 one session; £80 two sessions; £105 three sessions on same day

Cost listed for 2020/2021 academic year
Additional £10 booking fee applies to non-members
Mileage charge applies for schools 10+ miles from Chertsey

Maximum 32 children

 

Option 3

Toy workshop at the Museum (1½ - 2 hours)

  • Object talk
  • Playing with replica toys
  • Making a thaumotrope (spinning disc)
  • Sorting toys (old/new, soft/hard)
  • Chance to explore the museum itself

Cost: £65 one session; £85 two sessions on same day

Cost listed for 2020/2021 academic year
Additional £10 booking fee applies to non-members

Maximum 32 children

Booking Sessions

Initial Enquiry

Please complete the enquiry form as the initial stage of booking a session at school or at the museum. If you would rather discuss your requirements with the Education Officer, or would like to join our schools membership scheme, please telephone on 01932 565764, or email  [email protected]

Sessions at the Museum

Please note that for sessions at the museum we recommend that you visit before bringing your group so that you can familiarlise yourself with the facilities, although a risk assessment is sent with all booking conformations. Lunch is eaten in the education room, or in the museum garden if the weather permits. The museum has 2 unisex public toilets, one of which is adapted for wheelchair use and the museum has flat access throughout. Your group can use the museum shop, or if you prefer, pre-arranged "goody bags" can be ordered, details of which will be sent with your booking confirmation.

Sessions at School

Our session deliverer will aim to arrive at school at least 15 minutes before the start of the session. Some of the sessions we offer involve the transportation of a large number of artefacts and props so if a parking space near to the venue can be reserved that would be extremely helpful. Please notify us if there is not flat access to the classroom where the session is to take place.