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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.


Code Breakers of World War II

Lieutenant-Colonel Smythe and Leading WRN Sharpley will put you through your paces to see if you have what it takes to be a code breaker during World War II. Learn the history of code making and breaking and try out some codes and other forms of communication for yourself. KS2 & 3 History and Maths .

Also available as a museum living history display.

 World War II How Children Helped Win the War

What was it like for children during the Second World War? Learn about the life of a wartime child from the true story of Rosemary Jones of Liverpool. Become a child in 1939. Experience the Air Raid Drill and watch newsreels. What was it like to be evacuated? What could you have done to help win the war? Handle and use genuine and original WW2 artefacts!  Listen to the hits of the day on a real gramophone! Can be tailored for most year groups. Object handling and participation.

Also available as a museum living history display.

One Small Step - The Story of the Space Race

On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon. It was the culmination of a race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the most intense time of the Cold War.  We will follow his story, and that of the other astronauts who travelled beyond our world during the greatest period of space travel so far.........


The First Casualty of War is Truth

PROPAGANDA in WW2. A unique workshop which looks at how the general public were 'informed' about the war, comparing the British and German slants on the same subjects. Students will also get the chance to see and handle original media equipment, including still and cine cameras of the period and see original publications. Steve is recognised as an authority on the subject and highly regarded in the WW2 Living History Community for his authenticity and realism. A fascinating workshop for KS2, KS3 and GCSE History + Art and Media related topics.

Also available as a museum living history display.

Neolithic Barb and Tang Arrowhead, Kent

Prehistoric Britain

This Workshop looks at life in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. With the help of mainly original artefacts we take a journey spanning almost a quarter of a million years looking at how people evolved and what effect technological and spiritual advances had on their everyday lives. We look at the changes in the climate caused by the Ice ages, and how they adapted to the environmental changes they encountered.

This workshop provides ample opportunity for Object Handling, using ORIGINAL Stone Age, Iron Age and Roman Artefacts, plus participation and role play.

Also available as a museum living history display.