Prehistory School Workshops

prehistory school workshop

Engaging prehistory school workshops

The Museum has 37 historic buildings including a replica Iron Age roundhouse making us uniquely placed to provide an immersive prehistory programme for schools. Our Learning Team consists of archaeologists, and museum and education specialists who have worked together to create an immersive, award-winning learning experience based upon referenced archaeological evidence.

Our prehistory schools programme

Our programme highlights key aspects of the different prehistory periods. We offer children the opportunity to live past lifestyles and engage with activities essential to life in the past. For example, in our Stone Age workshop, set during the Mesolithic period, the ‘middle’ Stone Age, children will focus on hunting and gathering skills. With our costumed educators they will have a go at starting a fire and creating a temporary shelter, and will learn about using the environment to sustain life.  In the Iron Age Life workshop, children will focus on the use of milk and grain, as farming and animal husbandry were key technological changes in the Iron Age period.

We offer workshops focusing on archaeology and the skills used to discover the story of the past, a role-playing shelter building workshop.  Moving beyond prehistory, we also offer exciting sessions on Anglo Saxon life. If you’re looking to combine history and literacy we offer an exciting Wolf Brother theme day based on the book by Michelle Paver.

Prehistory school workshops available

Stone Age (1 hour 30 mins)
Iron Age Life (60 mins)
Archaeological Dig (60 mins)
Shelter Building (60 mins)

Any two workshops can be combined to create a Theme Day at a cost of £350 per group of 32.

Further Information

For further information or to create a bespoke theme day please contact the Education Team on, complete our Education contact form or telephone 01494 875 552

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