KS1/2 workshops with the National Archives, Kew
£3 per pupil, available Tuesday to Friday during term times
At the Museum in the morning choose from: Victorian Richmond: The Royal Laundry, Victorian Richmond: Crime and Punishment, or the Victorian Embroidery – History Craft workshop
At the National Archives: in the Four days’ hard labour workshop, photographs, reports and drawings from our prison records are used to explore the lives of Victorian children who were classed as criminals. Pupils investigate Victorian attitudes to crime and punishment, and explore the cases of children imprisoned at Wandsworth Prison in the mid 19th century. Click here to find out more
World War Two
At the Museum: in the WWII in Richmond 90 minute hands-on workshop our Learning Officer will help your class discover how WWII changed life in Richmond and how people adapted to wartime life. Using objects from the Museum’s handling collection, they will explore rationing, the role of the ARP, local war time documents and have the chance to quiz a local volunteer about what it was like to grow up during WWII. Click here to find out more
At the National Archives: in the Propaganda and the art of war workshop, pupils will explore original propaganda posters, photographs and film to compare their effectiveness in conveying powerful messages to a mass audience. Click here to find out more
Keep up to date with what is going on at the Museum!
Usual opening hours: Tuesday to Fridays, 11am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. FREE entry!
Limited Access Period: There will be no lift access to the Museum from Tuesday 10th October to Saturday 9th December inclusive. The Museum will be open as usual during this time but access will be via the stairs only. This is while a new lift is being installed.
We apologise for the inconvenience.