Calling all budding Palaeontologists! The museum needs some help in uncovering and identifying an array of dinosaur bones and fossils from our collection. Through the handling of both real and replica bones and fossils students will become confident in naming different dinosaur body parts and explaining how fossils are created. They will leave the museum ready for a palaeontologist’s dig armed with a selection of their own fossil rubbings and imaginative dinosaur masks.

key learning outcomes:

Students will have first hand experiences of the properties of rocks, as well as identifying and naming dinosaur parts and fossils. They will consider the distinction between things that are alive, that are dead and things that were never alive.

Main learning approaches:

Active learning
Collaborative learning
Creative learning

Planning a Visit:

Staff-led sessions at the Dorman Museum run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Workshops are typically two hours long and you can choose from a 9:30-11:30, 10:00-12:00 or 12:30-2:30 slot. A lunch space will be provided for these guided sessions if needed. Sessions can accommodate up to 32 students and advance booking is essential.


To discuss your visit and the wider school offer at Dorman Museum, please contact Senior Learning and Engagement Officer Chloë Leeson at or call 01642 728235 (office hours vary).