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:

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.

Cost: £120 per class (c.30 pupils)

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.

Cost: £120 per class (c.30 pupils)

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!

Cost: £120 per class (c.30 pupils)

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.

Cost: £120 per class (c.30 pupils)

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.

Cost: £120 per class (c.30 pupils)

Travel Grant

Need help with travel costs?

We are offering a generous grant for coach travel up to the value of £250 per school per year for eligible schools to come to our museum.​

If you would like to discuss this further please contact

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.

2019 Learning Dates:

17 March – 28 October

22 November – 17 December

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.