Museum Learning – for Schools

“Hands-on History to Inspire, Engage & Create”

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LATEST 2017 NEWS : During Autumn 2017 over 180 children were welcomed by the Learning Team to take part in the Linking Schools project. Children from diverse backgrounds came together and took part in an array of Rushcart Art activities in our High Days & Holidays workshops. We enjoyed exploring the heritage of the Northwest’s Rushcart tradition and Oldham Wakes holidays together. Morris dance drawing, Victorian pop up photo booth and Rushcart banner making were just a few of the hands-on activities the pupils enjoyed.

“children loved being creative and working together.  Good structure, great engagement.  Definitely book again.” (Miss Watson, Yr3 teacher, South Failsworth primary)-Autumn 2017

LATEST 2018 NEWS : Cat will be sorely missed  and we are having to re-structure  our resources. During  2018  term times we should  be able to continue with our Archives Club [six  year 9’s  from Saddleworth School]  on a Wednesday and our various school workshops and pupil visits, [which reached more than 20 different schools and 800 pupils last year]. The primary schools programme will soon be ready  with its’ six chargeable one and half hour workshops. Lindsey.

Our Schools Programme of bookable workshops  continues to be developed  and will be made available to view here along with a downloadable Risk Assessment. Cross-curricular sessions will include Local History, Rocks & Fossils, The Romans and Textiles. In the meantime, you may contact the Learning Officer, Lindsey,  to book an independent visit to the museum or book one of our Victorian Days workshops. We look forward to welcoming you soon! If you would like to make a booking to bring a group or require further information, please complete and submit the form below.  Lindsey will then probably telephone you.

(Alternatively you could try and telephone Lindsey directly at the museum on 01457 874 093 between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday, but of course, she may be engaged in another learning activity and be unable to speak to you immediately. If you do need to make the initial contact by emailing it would most useful that you include your own telephone number.)

Learning Officer Schools Contact Form

Please submit this form with your query or to register your interest in a schools learning workshop or activity. Please note that once you have submitted the form successfully you will lose the form display. To submit a second query please refresh or leave this page and then return to this page.