Cusworth Hall Workshops

Our learning sessions run throughout the year and cover a range of topics relating to history and science.  All workshops last for approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.  We can provide access to lunch and play areas, free Wi-Fi, gift shop and toilet and parking facilities (charges apply for parking).

Photograph of boy with train set from 1900

Victorian Childhood
Key Stage 1 and 2
Curriculum themes – History; Science

How different was it being a child in Victorian times to being a child today? Go to a Victorian school, find out what working children had to do, investigate household objects and experience working in the kitchen. Teachers can choose for the class to wash with dolly tubs or clean brass.

A Timeline of Toys
Key Stage 1 (adaptable for Key Stage 2)
Curriculum themes – History; Science

This hands-on workshop includes guided discussion and investigation through play, recognising and naming common materials and discovering how old toys worked without batteries or electricity.

Great Fire of London
Key Stage 1 (adaptable for Key Stage 2)
Curriculum themes – History; Science

Examine eye witness accounts and artefacts to investigate what happened 350 years ago. Take part in costumed role play and write you own diary with a goose quill and ink to recreate the home of Samuel Pepys during the Great Fire of London.

Seaside from the Past
Key Stage 1 Curriculum themes – Science, Geography, History

Find out about the natural history of the seaside, try on costumes, and investigate habitats and food chains. Touch a real shark’s jaw and a spiky puffer fish and discover what a Codd bottle was used for.  Don’t forget to have a go at being a Punch and Judy Puppeteer!

Who was Florence Nightingale?
Key Stage 1
Curriculum themes – Science, Geography, History

Handle artefacts, sort and wash bedding, clothing and bandages, learn about Victorian numeracy and take part in a costumed role-play session in this hands-on workshop.

If you’re looking for a specific workshop that isn’t listed here, or you have an idea for a new topic we could cover in our workshops, then please get in touch with our Education team.

Contact the Education team by email or phone at 01302 734288.  Museum workshops can also be booked via the Buy Doncaster website.

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