Topics Through Time: Toys Through Time
Site: Abbey House Museum
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Our most popular workshop gets a make-over for the new curriculum. Your class will get to see and handle a range of old and new toys from the museum’s collection and discover how differently children played in the past. Using the toys, pupils will discuss materials, colour and condition to learn how to tell which is old and which is new. Pupils will also see how a range of toys both old and new work and discuss forces with the workshop leader.
The self led section of this workshop offers the opportunity to explore our Childhood Galleries which contain a further selection of toys and games and a new reconstructed Victorian Nursery.
Classes will be split into 2 groups for the following workshops, each group spending 45 minutes in the workshop and 45 minutes exploring the Museum galleries with their responsible adult. Workshops are available Tuesday - Friday and are led by a member of the Museum's freelance learning staff.
‘We enjoyed everything! The museum is fantastic. Great 1st hand experience for the children. They are motivated and excited which makes them learn’, Yr 1 teacher
For more information, contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2305492.
History key concepts: chronological understanding, changes within and beyond living memory
Science: Sorting, Using Materials, Pushes & Pulls
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: 1 class per visit