Learn at Kirkstall Abbey

Autumn term visits

Hello teachers! During the Autumn term, school visits will be limited. Get in touch via each museum for details.

While you’re here, have a look at our online resources, collections and mylearning.org.

Learn at Kirkstall Abbey

At Kirkstall Abbey we can help you deliver varied 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.

Make a booking

For further information or to make a booking, please contact us:

Phone

0113 378 4079
(10am – 4pm)

Email

Use our learning search to discover our range of current workshops at Kirkstall Abbey

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Arty in the Abbey

Arty in the Abbey

This session is full of fun art activities designed to help pupils to understand and explore our wonderful ruins.

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Health and Hygiene

Health and hygiene

Why were people in medieval times so preoccupied with death? Why did medieval monks live so long? What did they eat?

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Hideous History – Monks and Tudors

Hideous history monks and tudors

Why did Tudor doctors shave chickens’ bottoms? What did monks do with wee? Why were beetles so important in making books?

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If stones could speak

If stones could speak

Fun practical activities including puppets, art rubbings and dressing up help pupils to understand the different materials used in old buildings and how buildings change over time.

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Maths at the Monastery

Maths at the monastery

Experience practical maths in action! A range of simple methods and equipment will be used to estimate and calculate length, area and height.

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Mellow Monks

Mellow monks

Are your pupils feeling stressed or finding it hard to concentrate?

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Power and politics

Power and politics

Develop pupil’s interpretation and enquiry skills by exploring medieval life in the abbey, change over time and the power of the Church.

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‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ story sack

The hungry caterpiller

Share the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

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What was it like to be a Monk at Kirkstall Abbey?

What was it like to be a monk

We will start with a talking timeline covering 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.

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Why is Kirkstall Abbey important?

Wh is Kirkstall Abbey important

When was Kirkstall Abbey was built? Who actually lived here? Why is it so big? And why is it still important today?

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