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At Abbey House Museum we can help you deliver diverse and original skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas.

Our Learning Team offer a range of themed packages linked to the National Curriculum or standard activities such as social history.

Use the search function on this page to see the range of current workshops at Abbey House Museum.

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Abbey House Bear Hunt

Abbey House Bear Hunt Led by our bear hunter your class will explore the Victorian Streets, following the paw prints to discover what Albert the bear has been up to in the museum including Victorian washing and playing hopscotch. This active learning session lasts 1 hour and includes singing, actions, a craft activity and meeting […]

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Abbey House Murder Mystery

Abbey House Murder Mystery Mr Sellit has been found dead in our Victorian Streets, covered in clues. Working with a Victorian detective, can your pupils use thinking skills to solve the clues and crack the case? This workshop can be adapted for groups studying Victorians, detective fiction, crime and punishment or early forensic science.

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Topics through time – Comparing Queens

Topics through time – Comparing Queens Compare the lives of two remarkable women: our current Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria. We will look at their childhoods, coronation celebrations, important firsts, how we know about them and practice how to meet them. Finally we will focus on their jubilee celebrations and the differences between them. […]

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Topics through time – Going to the Seaside

Topics through time – Going to the seaside Compare seaside holidays today with those in the recent past and those taken a long time ago by examining a range of objects and photos. Themes include: how and where did Victorians go on holiday, when did people start to go abroad on holiday and what type […]

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Topics through time – Houses and Homes

Topics through time – Houses and Homes How heavy is a flat iron? How long did it take to wash clothes before washing machines were invented? Did Victorians have vacuum cleaners? Where was the toilet? Your class will be able to answer these questions and more after this interactive workshop which includes the chance to […]

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Topics through time – Toys and games

Topics through time – Toys and Games Your class will get to see and handle a range of old and new toys and discover how differently children played in the past. Pupils will discuss materials, colour and condition to learn how to tell which is old and which is new. They will also see how […]

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Nursery Rhyme Time

Nursery Rhyme Time The Baker’s Wife will help your class to follow Gerald the gingerbread man’s clues to find nursery rhymes hidden around our Victorian Streets. They will count potatoes, tip like a teapot and wobble like a jelly! This session lasts 1 hour and includes rhymes, actions, a craft activity and the chance to […]

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What was it like to live here 100 years ago?

What was it like to live here 100 years ago? What was life like for ordinary people in Yorkshire 100 years ago? What did people do for a living? What did they eat? Where did they shop? What was it like to be a child in Yorkshire? What happened when they were ill? Your pupils […]

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Christmas Toys and Games

Christmas Toys and Games What toys did children get in their stockings in the past? What did it mean if you got coal in your stocking? Discover how the Victorians invented many of the Christmas traditions we now take for granted and compare how rich and poor Victorians celebrated Christmas in the 19th century. This […]

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