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Museum Detectives

We can adapt this session for older or younger children
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A new session aimed at KS2 that gives an opportunity to find out how we use science in a museum.

It links in with Science KS2– ideas, evidence, investigating and evaluating Science as well as looking at materials. It also links with Citizenship KS2.

In the Museum (2 hours)

  • Talk about the work of a museum
  • Find agents of deterioration around the museum(such as light, pests etc)
  • Investigative activities such as measuring temperature and humidity
  • Various activities around the museum to find out how we can preserve artefacts

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.