Welcome to Wrexham Heritage Services Learning Pages
We offer a range of hands-on facilitated learning sessions for early years and beyond at Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives. Learning sessions are available at other venues by prior arrangement.
All sessions can be delivered through the medium of Welsh. For further information and to speak to a member of the Learning Team please call 01978 297460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The venue for all sessions is Wrexham Museum.
|Title||Key Stage||Description (provided)||Dates||Available as an outreach session|
|Ceramics||Foundation||This workshop focuses upon the Bronze Age skeletal remains of Brymbo Man and his beaker. We examine how the use of ceramics have changed, with the opportunity to handle real ceramics from our collection. Pupils make their very own clay beaker to take home.||4, 6, 7 April 2017||No|
|My First Museum Visit||Foundation||Pupils will have the opportunity to explore some of the museum’s key artefacts on display and learn about the role of museums.||
24, 28 April 2017
|Santes Dwynwen||Foundation||An introduction to Wales’ very own Santes Dwynwen. Pupils will listen to a story and create their very own Welsh love spoon to take home.||19, 20, 26, 27 January 2017||Yes|
|Themed sessions linked to our changing Museum exhibition programme||Foundation
|We offer a range of innovative and exciting sessions which are linked with our changing exhibition programme. Please contact us for further information.||Please contact for dates||No|
|Introduction to Archaeology||Foundation
|This hands on session examines how archaeologists piece together life in the past from clues left behind. Pupils will take part in their very own mini archaeological excavation.||
6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17 February 2017
|The Iron Age||KS2||Travel back in time over 2,000 years to discover how we used to live. Pupils will have the opportunity to help create a table top wattle and daub wall!||27, 29, 30 September 2016||No|
|The Victorians||KS2||19th century Wrexham is brought to life via different activities such as copperplate handwriting using quills or slates, costumes and mystery objects. Pupils can even smell Victorian Wrexham!||
6, 7 October 2016
|WWI||KS2||Pupils will explore the journey of civilian to trained soldier on the front line in this workshop which ties in with our temporary exhibition ‘Fighting on all Fronts: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War’.||14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25 November 2016||Yes|
|WWII||KS2||It’s 1939 and you are being evacuated to Wrexham. Pupils will discover why children were evacuated and their experiences. Pupils will also find out the role the museum building played during WWII as well as handle real and replica WWII objects.||
11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21 October 2016
|Welsh National Football||KS2||
Who are your heroes? Using objects from the Welsh National Football Collection, pupils will discover and explore Welsh football heroes.
|16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 May 2017||No|
Toys of the Past
|KS2||Please contact us for further information.||Please contact us for dates||Yes|
|Castle Detectives||KS2||This session will take place at Holt Castle. Pupils will become ‘ Castle Detectives’ and learn why a castle was built in Holt and what life was like inside the castle. They will also decide upon the best way to storm the castle and steal Sir William Stanley’s treasure, and how long it would take to patrol the castle walls||6, 13, 20 June 2017||Yes|
Cost of a facilitated learning session at Wrexham Museum
- Foundation: £2.00 per pupil for a 1.5 hour session.
- KS2: £2.00 per pupil for a two hour session or £3.00 per pupil for a day session.
Cost of a facilitated learning session at one of our other Heritage sites
Sessions can be arranged for Foundation and KS2 pupils at Bersham Ironworks, Minera Lead Mines and Holt Castle.
If your school can’t visit one of our venues, a member of the learning team can come out to you. Most of our themed sessions are available as outreach workshops, delivered by Museum staff in your own classroom.
Holiday Clubs & After-School Clubs
One of our Learning Team can bring the ‘Museum on Wheels’ to your group. You can explore various topics using artefacts and costumes to bring the past to life.
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