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The UK’s Greatest Museum for Cornish Art and Culture | Free For Under 18s

Key Stage 2

Hands-on learning to enhance the curriculum

Curious Cornish Contraptions
LIMITED SLOTS – running until Friday 5 July
Come and get hands on with our latest temporary exhibition and make your own mini automata to join in with your classmates and make a giant ‘Curious Contraption’. Take a deep dive into the exhibition, learn all about the Cornish makers and the history of the collection. Finally, create and take home a ‘split pin creature’ – the basis of the first automata!

Stone Age to the Iron Age – it’s a material world.
Take a trip through 400,000 years as man developed from the early Stone Age.  Explore tools, food and homes.  See how technology developed into the Bronze Age as metals were first discovered and then finally how life was for people living in the Iron Age.  Handle original and replica objects and take part in everyday Iron Age household tasks.  Links with the National Curriculum – ‘changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age’.

Ancient Egypt – Tales from the Tomb
Enjoy a visit to our Unwrapping the Past Gallery and discover why the gods were so important to the Ancient Egyptians.  What will you take into the afterlife?  Dig for clues in sand, identify original objects and take part in the dramatic Judgement of the Dead ceremony!  Links with the National Curriculum – achievements of the earliest civilisations, Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Greece – Going Potty!
Investigate ancient Greek pottery in this hands-on workshop. Find the clues to help you discover more about their beliefs, myths and legends. Make your own clay Greek pot to take away. Links with the National Curriculum – Ancient Greece, a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

Ancient Rome – Life at Magor Villa
Discover how the Romans influenced life in Britain. Make and decorate a Roman lamp from clay using our collection of Roman pottery lamps for inspiration. Links with National Curriculum – ‘the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain and the legacy of Roman culture on later periods in British history, including the present day’.

£5.95 per pupil for a Workshop. To cover museum costs, there is a minimum charge of £120 (or 20 pupils).

See also our Loans Boxes suitable for Key Stage 2

Home education
Please note, all workshops can be adapted to suit home education groups. Children aged 4+ cost £5.95 while under 4s and accompanying adults are free. We request that to cover museum costs for home education group visits, all groups contain 15 or more. Please note, there will be a maximum of one adult per two children allowed to join due to our limited room capacity.

Ready to Book?
Please call 01872 245170 or email [email protected]

Risk Assessments
Access our School Workshop Risk Assessment.