Reception, KS1 & KS2 Sessions

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We can adapt this session for older or younger children
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Chertsey had its own history of Viking attacks and the museum holds a real 10th century Viking sword found nearby in Thorpe.


Workshops look at the lives of Vikings with real and replica items. Choose which topics you would like your workshop to cover. Highlights of local history will be included wherever possible. Activities may be delivered as a carousel or whole class activity.

Museum days include most activities listed, although there can be variations. If there is a topic or activity you particularly wish to focus on please indicate and we will do our best to ensure it is included.

Topics Covered:

  • Writing
  • Religion
  • Home
  • Games
  • Money
  • Clothing
  • Weapons

Activities (pick number based on required length of session):

  • Object exploring
  • Clothing: Lucet - braiding activity
  • Writing: Write in runes
  • Make a long ship
  • Drama activity
  • Trail through museum galleries - Museum only
  • Walk around the ruins of the Chertsey Abbey - Museum only
  • Make a Viking sword - Museum only
  • Meet a Viking (re-enactor) - Museum only


Workshop Length Max. Class No. No. of Activities
1 hr 1 Object exploring
1 hr 30 mins 1 Object exploring & 1 other activity
2 hr 1 Object exploring & 3 other activities
Museum All Day with re-enactor 1 Includes museum tour & sword making
Museum All Day without re-enactor 1 Includes all activities except re-enactor


Cost (ex mileage):

Workshop Length 1 Workshop 2 Workshops 3 Workshops 4 Workshops
1 hr £55 £75 £100 £120
I hr 30 mins £70 £100 £140 X
2 hrs* £85 £135 £180 X
Museum All Day - without re-eanctor £160 X X X
Museum All Day - with re-enactor £225 X X X

*most popular options

Additional Information:

  • Mileage is calculated from Chertsey Museum via Google Maps® routes. Charges are: 0-5 miles £5.00; 5-10 miles £10.00; 10-15 miles £30.00; 15-20 miles £45.00
  • Museum visits include any length of time workshops plus time to explore the museum.
  • For one class at a time in the museum, maximun 32 children.
  • Prices are correct at time of going to print in April 2021 and apply from September 2021. Please check our website for up-to-date prices: 
  • Additional COVID-19 regulations may apply to allow us to visit your school safely, please see our website for any additional measures.
  • Cost listed for 2021/2022 academic year

£10 discount on overall booking costs for schools with membership


Booking Workshops

Initial Enquiry

Please complete the enquiry form as the initial stage of booking a workshop 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]

Workshops at the Museum

Please note that for workshops 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.

Workshops at School

Our workshops deliverer will aim to arrive at school at least 30 minutes before the start of the session at set up in advance. Some of the workshops 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.