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Our Workshops are designed to be adaptable to most age groups. We have in-depth knowledge of our subjects and do not work from scripts. We are more than happy to adjust the content of our workshops to fit your topic.

The Life of Publius Critonius Pollio

Learn about the daily life of a Romano-British boy and his family.  Find out about his schooling, his free time and the town where he lived. Handle genuine Roman artefacts! Object and artefact handling, role play and story tellling. KS1 & KS2 History, Literacy, Drama, Art.

Rich and Poor in Days of Yore

Help the Lady Isabella de Clare, Countess of Gloucester tell the story of Wat the villein's son as he flees for his life to the castle. What was life like in a castle during a siege? How did they defend themselves against attack? Or maybe you are the one attacking! Dressing up, object handling and role play. KS1 & 2 History, Drama and Literacy.


World War I - Spy School

The year is 1914. MI5 has set up a training School for Agents to teach them the skills needed to survive behind enemy lines. Among these skills is the ability to get the information you have collected back to HQ or to your trusted contacts.  Join 'B' in learning the art of sending covert messages and how to recognise enemy codes.

Can be tailored to all year groups.

Also available as a museum living history display.


The Art of Roman Cookery

Roman food and drink is the stuff of legend, with huge feasts and banquets lasting days. But what was the everyday food really like for the average person in the Roman world? Be prepared for some surprises as we delve into recipes based on an original Roman recipe book, and learn how fast food is not a new idea at all!  Object and artefact handling, food tasting ! Suitable for all year groups. 

Also available as a museum living history display.

 World War I - Not Only the Boys


Many people not able to serve in the armed forces volunteered to serve in the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD). Meet Sister Carter, a QAIMNS nursing sister who serves at a military hospital near Boulogne. Become members of the VAD and learn about the roles of women and men away from the front line. See if you are fit for duty, and learn how to apply field dressings!  Object Handling, Participation. KS 1, 2 and 3.

Also available as a museum living history display.


Take the King's Shilling!

Meet Gunner Sergeant John Cullen and take the King's Shilling. Learn about life as a soldier during the Napoleonic War in the wake of the French Revolution, how they were recruited, trained and fought, and the impact of the Wars in Europe. Learn about the 'Fog of War', and other terms from the time which have stayed with us. We can even give musketry demonstrations with the real thing!


Also available as a museum living history display.