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School Activity Days

School Workshops:

Our School Activity Days run from 10am to 2pm and comprise two one-hour workshops, a talk from a museum custodian about the Bronze Age Boat and a further hour visiting the museum galleries. We can accept 2 classes per day (up to 30 pupils per class). For the 2023-24 school year, the cost is £200 per class (up to 30 pupils).

How to book:

Email hannah.bryan@dover.gov.uk with your chosen topic from the list below, your preferred date and an alternative date if possible.

For a self-guided visit (no workshops or talks) please contact our front-of-house team by email VIC@dover.gov.uk or phone 01304 201066.

 

Topics

Programme
Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age
Bronze Age in Focus 1

Art and Artefact 
Investigation

Bronze Age technology and travel Talk and artefact investigation session on Bronze Age life using the Bronze Age Gallery with a clay workshop making a clay Bronze Age boat.
Bronze Age in Focus 2 Art and Artefact 
Investigation
Materials through the ages Talk and artefact investigation workshop on materials and their usage focusing on the Bronze Age with a practical workshop designing and making a clay pot based on those in the Museum’s Bronze Age collection.
Subject resource pack for Bronze Age » 
Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain
Roman Kent  Art and Artefact Investigation Celts and Romans Talk and artefact investigation session on Celts and Romans in Britain with a clay workshop making a clay head of a Roman soldier or head of Boudicca.
 
Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons
       
Anglo-Saxon  Art and Artefact Investigation Art and culture Talk and artefact investigation workshop on everyday life in Anglo-Saxon England with a clay workshop making a Sutton Hoo helmet.
 
Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle for the Kingdom of England
Vikings  Art and Artefact Investigation Norse myths and legends Talk and artefact investigation workshop on everyday life in Viking times with a clay workshop making a Viking head.
 
Earliest Civilisations
       
Ancient Greece  Art and Artefact Investigation Ancient Greece and archaeologists A talk and artefact workshop looking at artefacts from the perspective of archaeologists with a clay workshop making a clay head of King Agamemnon.
 
Historical Periods in Focus
Mediaeval  Art and Artefact Investigation Life in a castle A talk and artefact investigation workshop on everyday life in a castle  with a clay workshop making a miniature mediaeval shield or trencher.
Tudor  Art and Artefact Investigation Exploration A talk and artefact investigation workshop on Christopher Columbus with a clay workshop making a clay head of King Henry VIII.
Stuart   Art and Artefact Investigation Great Fire of London Artefact investigation workshop on Great Fire of London with clay workshop making either a clay tile with a house on fire or an insurance plaque.
Victorian 1 Art and Artefact Investigation Victorian seaside   A talk and artefact investigation on what seaside holidays were like in the past with particular reference to Dover with a practical art workshop making a clay fish.
Victorian 2 Art and Artefact Investigation Victorian seaside    A talk and artefact investigation workshop on Victorian Seaside holidays with a practical art workshop making a clay Victorian shell picture frame.
Twentieth Century 1  Art and Artefact Investigation  Remembrance Day   A talk and artefact investigation workshop on Remembrance Day with an art workshop making a clay poppy tile.
Twentieth Century 2 Art and Artefact Investigation  Ration book meal   A talk and artefact investigation workshop on everyday life on the home front in W.W.2 with a practical art workshop making a clay ration book meal, not only the food but also the plate and cutlery.
 
Time Detectives KS1
Time Detectives 1 Art and Artefact Investigation Homes through the ages A talk and artefact investigation workshop using the Museum’s displays on homes in the past with a clay workshop making a clay tile with a house.
Time Detectives 2 Art and Artefact Investigation   Toys through the ages A talk and artefact investigation workshop on toys with a clay workshop making a teddy bear.
Time Detectives 3 Art and Artefact Investigation Pirates! Fun artefact investigation workshop on being a pirate with a clay workshop making a pirate's head

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent CT16 1PH

Tel: 01304 201066

Enquiries: museumenquiries@dover.gov.uk

Opening Hours

April - September: 9.30-5.00 Monday to Saturday,
10.00 - 3.00 Sunday 
October - March: Monday -Saturday 9.30 - 17.00
Closed Sunday.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Free Admission