The Long Shop Museum offers learners of all ages an atmospheric and historic environment, rich with collections and stories from the past.
We specialise in KS2 sessions and offer tours and high quality curriculum based workshops that can be tailored to meet the needs of your group.
Do get in contact with our Learning & Outreach Co-ordinator to create a visit suited to your current subjects and themes.
Pupils come for a full day to experience the life of a Garrett Apprentice. Pupils take part in a selection of six activities including sessions with costumed characters, roll-play, hands-on craft activities and object handling. There are two other variations of the Apprentice day:
Pupils are introduced to real-life scenarios involving workers and managers. We ask them to weigh up the different arguments and draw their own conclusions over whether the workers should set up a union.
The workshop can be adapted to suit a younger class, exploring Changes within living memory and bringing in significant historical figures in the locality, such as Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson, first British female Doctor and Mayor. This can be a whole or half day session.
Whole day (10am-2.30pm) per pupil: £5 per pupil for schools within local area. Includes a pre-visit from our volunteers in character. (Added travel expenses cost for schools further afield)
Half day (10am-12.30pm, or 12pm-2.30pm) per pupil: £3 (Depending on activities and if pre-visit is required)
Maximum group size: 60 pupils
Pupils can discover the risks and dangers of a Victorian Factory and meet a Barber Surgeon, compare and examine medical objects, explore natural remedies, and find out more about Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson, Britain’s first female doctor!
Maximum group size: 30 pupils
£3 for a half day session.
Ideal visit time: One and a half hours.
Maximum group size: 30 pupils
Price per pupil: £2.50, teachers and accompanying adults free.
Talk to our Learning and Outreach Co-ordinator about resources that could be used during your visit, and any additional extras such as meeting costumed characters and object handling sessions.
We have recently developed new KS3 sessions based on previous informal workshops. These are based around Suffragettes, World War One: To Fight or Not To Fight?, and Industrialisation & Change.
We are often able to adapt our offerings to meet specific requirements and always pleased to receive enquiries and to provide further information. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a self led visit or delivered session at the museum, please get in touch with the Learning & Outreach Co-ordinator to discuss your requirements, and send a completed booking form below after confirming.
Our schools booking form:
The Long Shop Museum school visit Risk Assessment:
(Teachers are advised to carry out a free pre-visit to the site and complete their own assessment.)
Information about our KS2 Victorian Apprentice Day: