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Vikings

We can adapt this session for older or younger children
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Free

These sessions are based on Chertsey Abbey which was founded by a Saxon in 666AD, and was attacked by the Vikings in 871AD.

We are very lucky to have in the museum a real Viking sword that was found near to the site of Chertsey Abbey in Thorpe.

Option 1

All-Day Session with a re-enactor at the Museum

  • Dress up in Viking tunics (supplied by the museum)
  • Tour of the site of Chertsey Abbey which was
  • sacked by the Vikings.
  • Chance to look at the real Viking sword
  • Make a Viking Sword
  • Viking trail around the museum
  • Meet a real Viking (re-enactor) who will discuss his life and his weapons with the help of brave  volunteers!

Cost: £195

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

Maximum 32 children

 

Option 2

All-Day Session (without re-enactor)

  • Dress up in Viking tunics (supplied by the museum)
  • Tour of the site of Chertsey Abbey which was sacked by the Vikings.
  • Chance to look at the real Viking sword
  • Make a Viking Sword
  • Viking trail around the museum
  • Viking artefact talk

Cost: £105

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

Maximum 32 children

Option 3

Viking Session at the museum (1½ - 2 hours)
 

  • Tour of the site of Chertsey Abbey which was sacked by the Vikings
  • Chance to look at the real Viking sword
  • Viking trail around the museum
  • Optional – make a Viking longboat or sword (additional charge for materials)

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

 

Option 4

Viking Session at School (1 - 1½ hours)

  • Object talk
  • Viking object work 

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

 


 

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.