Do you know the reason why Middlesbrough exists today? Come along to this interactive, hands-on workshop and find out about our industrial past. The students get the opportunity to see, touch and identify objects from the past while learning about the changes that took place to form the town. They will sketch objects from our Christopher Dresser and Linthorpe collections and make pottery to take back to the classroom.

Learning outcomes:

The students will learn about significant people and places in the local area and find out what made our town change and grow during the 1800’s. Through exploring genuine industrial objects and asking and answering questions, they will think about uses of materials and about objects as sources of industrial evidence. Through studying real ceramics and then using clay themselves, children will better understand how designers and makers create their work.

Main learning approaches:

Active learning
Creative learning

All staff led sessions at the museum are generally two hours long and run between 9.30-11.30am and 12.30 – 2.30.

To ensure a quality experience, we ask that the maximum number of children booked in per workshop session is 30.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

Pre-booking is essential.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at the Dorman Museum please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.