University of Nottingham Museum
EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM MUSEUM
Engaging and practical KS2 discovery days delivered by the Creswell Crags Learning Team at the University of Nottingham Museum, Lakeside Arts.
Designed to help your students’ understanding of the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, a visit to the University of Nottingham Museum is the perfect way to learn about pre-historic Britain. Your students will have an opportunity to learn what we know about prehistory and how we know about the changes that took place.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM MUSEUM
Located on University Park Campus in Nottingham, the University of Nottingham Museum is an award-winning museum that holds a collection of regional archaeology covering 250,000 years. The museum contains objects that tell a fascinating story of everyday life over this long period.
WHY THE CRESWELL CRAGS LEARNING TEAM?
The award-winning Learning Team from Creswell Crags have been delivering high quality educational activities to visiting primary school groups for many years. They have now used their vast experience and expertise to create these unique activity packages for children to learn about prehistory through engaging and interactive sessions at the University of Nottingham Museum.
CHANGES IN BRITAIN FROM THE STONE AGE TO THE IRON AGE
You have the choice of two different discovery days, both are based on Prehistoric Britain but take different approaches to their style, delivery and learning approach. Both sessions take place at the University of Nottingham Museum and run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
Spirit of the Stone Age Day
Step back in time in this immersive, action-packed activity day that breathes life into the topic of the Stone Age. Your friendly, time-travelling guide will transport your class back to everyday life in ancient Britain as you explore the age of your ancestors.
This activity day focuses on what we know about life in the Stone Age, by making a symbolic and physical journey through the period. Students will travel through three different eras of the Stone Age; the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age), the Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) and the Neolithic (New Stone Age).
Due to the nature of the activities, the sessions are predominantly held outdoors in the woodlands area opposite Lakeside Arts. This day is available May to September only.
Archaeology Adventure Day
This session allows students to become an archaeologist for the day, focusing on how we know about life in pre-historic Britain during a time when documents and written records weren’t kept.
Pre-historic Britain is the period of human history we know least about. So, how do we know what life was like for the people who lived here before the Romans brought over the written word? This activity day offers a more science-based experience, with a focus on experimental archaeology, Stone Age art, excavation methods and teamwork.
This day takes place in the Museum and is available all year round.
FIND OUT MORE
Download the brochure for more information about these two sessions and guidance on how to book.