Key Stage 1/2

Bring your class for a uniquely American, interactive and hands on educational session at our museum. The following sessions are available:

Each session costs £130 (c. 30 pupils)


Mini Explorer Sessions (KS1) 

Become a mini explorer and enjoy outdoor learning at our museum. Join in the story and help Sacagawea lead Lewis and Clark on an adventure around our beautiful grounds. Find the natural clues, track North American animals and build objects from natural resources. Then have fun singing some traditional American songs and marshmallows around the camp fire.


Native Americans –History, Diversity, Culture and Legacy

Find out about the diversity traditional Native American life and crafts, go on a trail around the museum, handle interesting artefacts, play traditional Native American games and experience weaving small individual rugs like the Navajo people.


English Colonists And The New World 

Experience the journey to the new world and life as an early colonist in America. What would you take with you? How would you survive? Handle real objects owned by people from that time, dress up in settlers clothing, go on a trail around the museum and try your hand at traditional settler’s crafts and skills. Make your own class quilt to take back to your school!


American West

Find out the real story about the American West.  Discover the lives of cowboys, Native Americans, Pioneers and Gold miners. Explore and handle artefacts used by cowboys, Native Americans, pioneers and gold miners. Go on a quest around the museum and experience some skills and crafts used in the American West.


Inspirational African Americans

Find out about the lives of Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and the stories behind the Underground Rail Road. Explore and handle objects, create a class freedom quilt.


Travel Grant

We are pleased to be able to offer travel grants of up to £300 to help schools cover the cost of travel to and from the museum. The grant is available for schools with pupil(s) in the visiting group who receive benefits via pupil premium, free school meals, or looked after under local authority care. To claim the travel grant, please send us a brief written outline of how your visiting group meet these criteria. You will also need to send us a copy of your paid coach invoice and your school payment details after your visit. If you are visiting us on more than one day, you will be able to request the grant to help cover the cost for 2 days of your travel. Please email for more information.

Outreach Sessions

Why not book one of our outreach sessions, where children can experience some of our collection hands on. Bring history to life from your classroom through object handing and engage in a creative crafts. Make a class quilt based on our collections.

2020 Learning Dates:

We can welcome onsite and are available for outreach visits from 7 September – 1 November, 26 November – 20 December 2020.

If your required date falls outside of this period, please get in touch to see if we can arrange an outreach session at your school.


We recommend the following ratio of adults to students:

•  1:4 for children of seven years and under

•  1:7 for children of eight years and above.