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Topics: Local history

Miners' Strike trail

Miners' Strike trail

Have a go at our self-led trail for KS2 pupils at Experience Barnsley all about the Miners' Strike and Women Against Pit Closures movement.

Sensory loans box

Sensory loans box

Hire our local history sensory loan box targeted at pupils with SEND.

Elsecar storytelling trail

Elsecar storytelling trail

Explore Elsecar Heritage Centre with your class using our storytelling trail. Your pupils will use Elsecar's rich industrial past to create their own stories, using our story bags as inspiration.

Coal mining

Coal mining

Bring your coal mining teaching to life with our topic box full of real and replica objects relating to Barnsley and beyond.

Anglo- Saxons

Anglo- Saxons

Explore the Anglo-Saxon period in your classroom with our loan box

Stone Age

Stone Age

Introduce your pupils to their Stone Age topic with our prehistoric loan box

Field to flour

Field to flour

Explore the journey of wheat to flour in this hands-on workshop

The Mill Mouse

The Mill Mouse

Explore the story of flour from wheat to bread in this half day workshop, focussed on the story of 'The Mill Mouse'

Barnsley's Industries

Barnsley's Industries

Explore Barnsley's industries with our loan box, available to hire to support your classroom learning. Includes objects related to coal mining, glass making and textiles.

Toys

Toys

Explore toys in the past with our loan box, available to hire to support your classroom learning.

Vikings

Vikings

Hire our loan box filled with real and replica objects and bring your Vikings topic to life.

WW2 Evacuees

WW2 Evacuees

Find out all about life as an evacuee during WW2 with this beautifully handmade loan box, focussing on childhood during the war.

WW2: Evacuees Online

WW2: Evacuees Online

Find out what it was like to be evacuated to Cannon Hall during WW2 in this live 45 minute Zoom session

Virtual Victorians

Virtual Victorians

Bring your Victorians topic to life in the classroom with our live 45 minute online workshop!

Romans

Romans

Find out more about life in the Roman times.

Victorians

Victorians

Explore life as a Butler or Housekeeper with our Victorian Servant loan box

Stone Age to Iron Age

Stone Age to Iron Age

Bring prehistory to life as your class discover how to be archaeologists for the day.

Deep Down Underground

Deep Down Underground

Pupils will explore coal mining in Barnsley using objects and maps from our inspiring archive and museum collections.

WW2

WW2

Pupils meet the Cook and Land Girl at Cannon Hall and become evacuees for the day in this immersive workshop.

Victorian Kitchen

Victorian Kitchen

Your pupils will transform into Victorian servants for the day! Come and join us!