Our experienced learning team offer a range of curriculum linked workshops and resources for pupils of all ages, including:

  • School visits and workshops led by our learning team
  • Digital workshops that have been designed for teachers to use in school
  • Self-led visits with the option of additional resources to help you make the most of your day
  • Loan/theme boxes to hire
  • Designated lunch space


We are now taking  bookings for school visits to the museum.

Please get in touch to discuss how we can support you and your school.


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Digital Workshop – The Toy Shop Challenge

This is a digital workshop for Key Stage 1 pupils and is designed to be used by teachers in school. In this facilitated digital workshop children will be introduced to:...

Preston Park Lambs Toy Shop

Traditional Toys (at the museum)

After a brief introduction to old fashioned toys, children will enjoy learning through play, discovering how toys worked before battery power and computer games and be inspired to make their...

Young Girl And Mother Playing With A Wind Up Toy

Wash Day (at the museum)

Using role play, children will find out what a laborious job washing clothes was for the servants at Preston Hall. The session will include washing with carbolic soap, using a...

Tin Of Sunlight Soap

Victorian School Day (at the museum)

During this strict School Day workshop, children will discover first-hand through role play what school was like for Victorian children including taking part in lessons and learning to write their...

Girl Wearing Victorian Costume Standing Next To An Old Fashioned Bike

Victorian Home (at the museum)

Using original objects, discover the different objects found in the home and how they were used by members of the household both practically and as decorative items. This workshop is...

Victorian Home (at the museum)

Mini Beasts (at the museum)

Available throughout the Spring and Summer terms. Join us for a fun and informative session using bug-catching equipment whilst exploring Preston Park’s grounds searching for insects! Children will discuss habitats,...

Young Boy And Girl Looking Through A Magnifying Glass

Anglo-Saxons (at the museum)

Join us as we discuss what has been discovered at local archaeological dig sites, and how the treasures on display tell us about life for the Anglo-Saxons. Students can undertake...


Portraits (at the museum)

An exciting opportunity for children to work with a member of the Museum Learning Team to create a portfolio of portraiture themed art work. Students will discover some of our...

School Child Painting A Self Portrait

WW2 Home Front (at the museum)

During this two-hour workshop discover what life was like for children during the war years and evacuation. As we are commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, children will look...

Ration Book

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