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 Schools and Groups at City Museum

Click to expandEYFS and Key Stage 1 Workshops

​Egyptians at the Museum - KS1
An action-packed adventure where pupils step into the tomb of the museum’s mummy, seek real Ancient Egyptian treasures, mummify Suny the Egyptian boy and magic up your own amulet charm.

That's not my Tiger - EYFS/KS1
A museum explorer will lead your group on an animal adventure through the arctic and jungle. Children search for clues with binoculars and identify animal, in the search for the missing tiger!

Animal Antics at the Museum - KS1
Take a walk on the wild side in our Life on Earth Gallery. Animals and skulls will be brought out especially for you! Create 3D giant collages showcasing your fun facts. Who dares peep into a polar bear’s mouth?

Snow Animal Adventures – EYFS/KS1 – 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?

Self-led Visits - KS1
Come and explore Leeds and the wider world through Leeds City Museum. We can support topics on local history, the ancient civilisations of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Click on the ‘documents’ link on the left side of this webpage to download our learning packs.

How to book
Please call 0113 3787122 or email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk to book a workshop.

Click to expand​Key Stage 2 Workshops

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! Create 3D giant collages showcasing your fun facts. Who dares peep into a polar bear’s mouth?

Ancient Greeks at the Museum
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!

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. Solve a treasure hunt for objects in our Leeds Story gallery then finish in style with creative group presentations.

Egyptians at the Museum
An action-packed adventure where pupils step into the tomb of the museum’s mummy, seek real Ancient Egyptian treasures, mummify Suny the Egyptian boy and magic up your own amulet charm.

Romans at the Museum
Are you ready for a Roman quest in a local context? Come and experience ‘Romanisation’ of Britain.

Self-led visits
Come and explore Leeds and the wider world through Leeds City Museum. We can support topics on local history, the ancient civilisations of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Contact us via the email address below for details of our self-led learning packs.

How to book:
Please call 0113 3787122 or email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk to book a workshop.

Click to expand​Key Stage 3 - 4 Workshops

Leonora Cohen, the Leeds Suffragette
Meet Leonora Cohen, evaluate original archive sources and use enquiry based learning (Was this iron bar used to smash the Tower of London case?) to delve into life as a suffragette. Consider Leonora’s court case… guilty or innocent? You decide!

Self-led Visits
Come and explore Leeds and the wider world through Leeds City Museum. We can support topics on local history, the ancient civilisations of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Contact us via the email address below for details of our self-led learning packs.

How to book:
Please call 0113 3787122 or email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk to book a workshop.

Click to expandPlanning a Visit

​If you are thinking of booking a trip to Leeds City Museum for your school or group, please get in touch with us by phone on 0113 3787122 ​or email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk

We recommend you come and meet us for a pre-visit where we can tailor workshops and resources to suit your group and complete your risk assessment.

Visitor information

Click to expandSEND Workshops

​If you have pupils with additional physical or learning needs in your class please let us know in advance of your booking so that we can make any necessary adjustments. It helps to have as much information about your pupils as possible and we may want to ask you specific questions related to the workshop you are booking.

For SEND schools and groups our programmes can be tailored to suit pupils with complex and varying needs. We can adapt an existing workshop or work with you to create a suitable session.

At Leeds City Museum we can provide:
• Curriculum based workshops
• Interactive and sensory sessions 
• Borrowable multi-sensory bags, ear defenders and torches
• Arts Award support
• Artsmark support

Please read our access statement for more information.

We also recommend a free pre-visit for your familiarisation and risk assessment needs. 

Full site and facilities access information

Click to expandChildren’s Centres

Children Centre Visits and Free Craft Sessions

Organise a group visit to the museum for children and parents/carers to explore the Life on Earth gallery, spotting the tiger, birds, polar bear, dinosaur poo and more. 

Free craft activities can be provided for your group in the gallery on Wednesday or Thursday mornings.  To book a free visit, please email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 3787122.

“The dads and the children absolutely enjoyed it” – Local Children’s Centre staff.

Click to expandNew Seasons Educational Workshops

​Tues-Fri, February to August 2017

You are invited to a day at the museum where your class(es) will experience:

- The new For All Seasons exhibition
- A Seasons Storytelling Workshop
- A visit to the Life on Earth animals

Workshop times: 10.30am & 12.30pm
Cost: £45 per class, 1 hour workshop
 
We’re also running Science & Seasons workshops in science week for children with additional needs on Thu 16, Fri 17 March – 10.30am, 12.30pm.
 
How to book:
Telephone 0113 3787122 / email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk  
 



My favourite part was when we saw the real Egyptian mummy”, KS2 pupil

Have you ever held something that is thousands of years old? Imagine what it’s seen. Who has it travelled with? How did it get to Leeds?

Leeds City Museum is full of amazing objects either made in Leeds or brought here from far-flung parts of the globe. Time travel from the creation of the landscape to modern day in the Leeds Story Gallery. Come face-to-face with a 3,000-year-old mummy! Explore the impact humans have on the global climate through the Life on Earth Gallery, which is full of animals affected in some way by us or the environment around them.

If you are thinking about organising a visit for your group or school, then we have workshops, activities, self-led activities and information to help you plan a visit!

Primary Programme:
The museum collections work well for EYFS, KS1 and KS2, supporting topics from endangered animals to ancient worlds and the chronology of local Leeds life. We focus on hands-on learning, so, within the Egyptians at the Museum workshop, pupils investigate ancient Egyptians objects, become scientific embalmers as they prepare Suny (our child-friendly replica mummy) for the afterlife and develop speaking and listening skills in group work.

Secondary Programme:
Our KS3 and KS4 programmes focus on local history and its relevance to national and global politics. We use Leeds suffragette Leonora Cohen as a case study. We also do project-based work with secondary schools, and are open to ideas about using our objects and displays to support your curriculum learning. 

What do teachers say about us?

“Seeing things outside of the class and hands on activities makes learning more meaningful!’, KS2 teacher after an Egyptians workshop.

“By far the best support I have ever had organising a trip!”, KS2 teacher after an Amazing Animals workshop.

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