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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 Thwaite Watermill

At Thwaite Watermill we can help you deliver creative, skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas.

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A fruit and vegetable power station

A fruit and vegetable power station

Students will experiment with this surprising green alternative to the battery by constructing and measuring the output of electric circuits.

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Back to Nature

Back to nature

See the natural sciences in action! Explore Thwaite Island as a habitat for butterflies and micro-habitats for local wildlife.

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Canals: Can water travel uphill?

Canals, can water travel uphill

Explore water resistance, levers, gears and locks, experiment with our mini canal network, and record observations using tables and diagrams.

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Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family

Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family

Become a servant for the Horne family for the day and help them to celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Thwaite Watermill.

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From Rock to Pot

From rock to pot

Students will study how processed minerals and rocks were used in the pottery industry by examining our collections of rocks, minerals and Burmantofts pottery.

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Gravity

Gravity

Design, build and test a number of different rockets and propulsion systems.

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How to make coal tar soap

How to make coal tar soap

How do you make soap out of something black?

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy

Can we make Thwaite Watermill energy sustainable? Explore water, wind and solar power and how they can generate electricity.

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Sir George Cayley – a great Yorkshire inventor

Sir George Cayley

Discover Sir George Cayley’s claim to fame. Build and test flying machines and machines that could not possibly fly, exploring the science of aerodynamics.

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Waterforce! A green energy source

Waterforce

Explore the mill to discover how water wheels work and discuss forces, then build working working model waterwheels, evaluate them on a test rig and explore the use of dynamos to generate electricity.

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Wartime at Thwaite Watermill

Wartime at Thwaite Watermill

What did the Horne family of Thwaite Watermill do to help the war effort?

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What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Watermill?

What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Watermill

Follow the lives of the family, the servants and the workers of Thwaite Watermill as the production of putty becomes more mechanised.

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