Education sessions and resources

Our taught sessions and online resources cover a variety of time periods and places. Many contain structured investigations for use directly in the classroom. Others are more suited for research and preparation. They all allow access into our unique collections.

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1833 Factory Act

Did it solve the problems of children in factories?
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1834 Poor Law

What did people think of the new Poor Law?
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19th century mining disaster

What happened at the Trimdon Grange Mining Disaster?
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19th century people

What can we tell from this photograph?
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British Response to V1 and V2

How did Britain respond to the threat of attack by missiles in 1943?
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Chertsey

What was Chertsey like in the Middle Ages?
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Children in the mines

Can you help the commissioner gather evidence on life in the mines?
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Domesday Book

What can we learn about England in the 11th century?
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Elizabethan propaganda

How did England try to show Spain planned to invade in 1588?
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Evacuation to Shropshire

What was it like in the Second World War?
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Four days’ hard labour

What was life like for a Victorian child criminal?

Gordon Ford’s story

What was it like to be an airman in World War Two?
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Government posters

How did Britain encourage people at home to help win the war?
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Gunpowder Plot

Can you uncover the plans of the plotters?
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Henry VIII court rules

How did Henry VIII get up in the morning?
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Henry VIII: image of a king

Was appearance everything for a ruler in the 16th century?
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How we were taught

What was school like 100 years ago?
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Life during wartime

What can you discover about life on the Home Front in Britain?
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Mining explosion

The Trimdon Grange mining accident
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Noor Khan: behind enemy lines

Would you like to meet Noor Khan, SOE agent?
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Past pleasures

How did the Victorians have fun?
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Poor Victorian children

What was life like for poor children in the 1840s?
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Rob Roy

A Victorian railway accident
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Selling the Victorians

Victorians for sale! Has advertising changed from Victorian times?
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The Home Front

How did people prepare for the war at home?
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Treasures from the past: the Victorians (SEN)

What can we discover about a person from the past?
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Trimdon

What was it like living in a late 19th century mining town?
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Victorian family history

How can we find out about the life of a Victorian child using family sources?
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Victorian homes

Was there much difference between rich and poor homes?
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Victorian lives

How was life different in Victorian times?