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Ancient Worlds: Ancient Egyptians This popular workshop explores our archaeology collections. Go on an action-packed adventure where pupils step into the tomb of the museum’s mummy, Nesyamun, handle seek real Ancient Egyptian treasures, mummify Suny the Egyptian boy and magic up your own amulet charm.
Ancient Worlds: Greeks This popular workshop delves into our archaeology collections. Transport your class to Ancient Greece. Immerse yourselves in the achievements of this civilization by coming face-to-face with surviving Ancient Greek pottery and riches. Create an emotive theatre mask, ‘whack’ a coin and handle mysterious objects!
Ancient Worlds: Romans Are you ready for a Roman quest in Yorkshire? Come and experience the ‘Romanisation’ of Britain by delving into the past with a Roman soldier’s footprint, handling real Roman objects and using evidence to find the Romans in Yorkshire.
Anglo-Saxons Use metal detectors to discover Leeds’ Anglo-Saxon gold jewellery, search for evidence of Christian conversion on stone crosses, and discover Northumbrian kings on tiny coins. How did Britain change when the Romans left?
Animal antics at the Museum Take a walk on the wild side in our Life on Earth Gallery. Animals and skulls will be brought out especially for you! Get up close to our natural science displays and create 3D giant collages showcasing your fun facts. Who dares peep into a polar bear’s mouth?
Chronology: Local history treasure hunt Develop chronological understanding with a difference! Pupils become the heads of a giant timeline, from Stone Age to modern day. Go on a treasure hunt around the museum to see how Leeds has changed through time, and unlock the past with objects.
Leonora Cohen, the Leeds Suffragette Evaluate archive sources to discover Leonora, the Leeds Suffragette. Do different sources show us different versions of the past? Students will consider her court case, and debate the outcome. Explore the extraordinary life of this local woman who lived for 105 years.
Life in Asia Handle Asian artefacts and journey through the Voices of Asia gallery. Search for Chinese lion heads and Indian jewellery, dress up and beat the bhangra drums. The focus of this workshop can be adapted to suit your curriculum.
Snow animal adventures – available in winter How did the Snow Leopard get his spots? Why does the Polar Bear have such small ears? How does the Sea Lion keep warm? A museum explorer will lead your group on an animal adventure through the arctic and beyond. Children search for clues with binoculars and use […]
That’s not my tiger A museum explorer will lead your group on an animal adventure through the arctic, jungle and beyond. Children search for clues with binoculars and use keys to identify animals in the search for the missing tiger!
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