KS1 & KS2 school session at Peterborough Museum
From £150 per group of up to 30 pupils
COVID UPDATE: Due to the teaching spaces needed for this session, capacity has been reduced to one class only. Capacity will be reviewed in line with government guidance.
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Peterborough Museum is built on the site of a Tudor mansion, Neville Place, built by Sir
Humphrey Orme, a courtier to King Henry VIII. Part of this original building is visible today down
in the museum’s vaults. We offer a half day visit.
- Dress like a Tudor
- Get up close to some of our Tudor portraits and, through questioning and close observation, discover what these portraits tell us about the sitters and the Tudors.
- Meet a Tudor Barber Surgeon
- The Tudor period was a time of very nasty diseases and even nastier cures. Travel back to 1574 learn how your own Tudor ailment might have been cured. Each class will take a pomander back to school and may even be able to use the museum's 'Medicine through Time' garden to collect the necessary herbs.
- (optional extra if you would like to extend your stay) Discover Tudor Peterborough
- With a Tudor costumed guide, go on a guided tour of the city following a Tudor map of the city. Look out for evidence of Tudor Peterborough and imagine life in a different time.
National Curriculum links: History, English, Science.
In this 'Tudor day', pupils will:
- Explore a historical site that is significant in the locality.
- Discover how several aspects of national history (the reformation, the plague) are reflected in the locality.
- Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
- Experience through role play, an aspect of social history, such as health from the romans, Tudors to the present.
- Discover how we can find out about the past by studying portraits.
- Discover what portraits can tell us about the lives of significant historical people in their locality.
- Show an understanding of aspects of Tudor life and be able to note change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
- Understand how past knowledge of medicinal herbs has been useful in developing modern drugs.
- Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
- Participate in discussions, role-play, improvisations and debates.
Available as a half day or extended as a full day with a Tudor tour around the city centre. You may also wish to consider a dual-site visit with Peterborough Cathedral (organised separately).