The Museum is an inspiring setting where children can learn from real objects. Choose from a range of interactive sessions which encourage pupils to look closely at objects and ask perceptive questions.
Use objects to build a picture of what life was like for the Maya people in the Classic period AD300-900, and understand how traditions and skills continue today.
Become a detective and search for objects that tell us about life in Ancient Egypt, from mummies, scarab beetles to cats.
Find out about traditional Inuit life and how they used natural resources to survive in a cold environment.
Use objects to build a picture of civilisation in Ancient Benin, and investigate power and status objects from different African countries.
Find out how nations of the Northern Plains used to live, hunting bison and living in tipis.
Take a close look at the 11.36m totem pole from Haida Gwaii, a group of islands off the North West Coast of Canada.
Discover how life changed for people through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age by handling replica artefacts.
Examine mystery objects from round the world in this fun general introduction to the Museum.
Use historical enquiry skills and a range of sources to find out about a mystery person, and discover what objects can reveal about people and places.
Be inspired by the Hindu story of the Ramayana, handle Javanese shadow puppets and learn about light and shadow.
Consider why people wear masks and how they are used in celebrations, performances or ceremonies.
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