Key Stage 1

Our KS1 programme offers a range of learning activites that meets National Curriculum objectives. Focusing on Victorian and Tudor Bakewell, students will learn about significant historical events, people and places in the locality. With a variety of trails and activities - including our ever popular Victorian Laundry Sessions - students get the opportunity to explore the museum and handle exhibits. 

Choose from our selection of enjoyable workshops below or mix and match.

All sessions involve a consultation with our experienced local guides, to ensure that you and your pupils get the most out of your visit. We can also accommodate local history projects on request.

To book, or for more information, call us on 01629 813642 or email [email protected] Please see our Teacher's Info page for practical information relating to your visit.
ONLY £5 per child - teachers FREE

How We Lived in the Past

Victorian Laundry Sessions
Toys and Games of Yesteryear
Set in the atmospheric Victorian kitchen, pupils are given a Victorian alter ego. Dressed in period costume and allowed to handle museum exhibits, they can experience an authentic and enjoyable washday!

Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

Play with authentic Victorian games and toys in our courtyard, including Hop Scotch, Skipping Ropes, Hula Hoops, and Whip-and-Tops. Learn and sing Victorian songs and dance like a Tudor!

Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

Tudor Times
Explore life in a Tudor house! Learn how to dance like a Tudor, play like a Tudor and even dress like one. Includes Museum Trails and artefact handling.

Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

Museum Trails

Top 10 Trail
The Rat Trail
Follow the numbers around the house and see if you can comeplete the trail!

An entertaining fact-based trail designed to lead children through the museum, covering its five hundred years of occupation.
It is said you are never more than six feet away from a rat...can you find the rat hidden in each room?

A popular museum trail, the Rat Trail combines a fun treasure hunt with plenty of historic ratty facts!