In this exciting hands-on set of workshops students can meet Mr and Mrs Pease to learn about all aspects of Victorian mining families lives. Mr Pease helps students explore the coming of the railways and what working conditions were like for mining families. (This can be explored at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum for schools interested in a two-site visit). With Mrs Pease students can discover differences between the lives of rich and poor children through investigating Victorian toys and games. They can also experience life in a Victorian classroom: trying their hand with slates and copybooks.

Key learning outcome:

Students learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Main leaning approaches:

  • Active learning
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Planning a visit:

    Workshop lengths vary, with price varying accordingly.

    Teachers can book up to three sessions to create a whole day at the Museum, or combine led sessions with independent exploration of the exhibitions.

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

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