County Museum at Hartlebury Castle School Trips
A visit to this Sandford Award winning museum is a step back in time for learners of all ages. Through role-play and immersive learning, pupils can discover over 1000 years of history in this castle location and intriguing stories of Worcestershire’s past.
Whether it’s a lesson with the school teacher in the Victorian Schoolroom, or meeting the servants in the Scullery, children will find out first-hand what life was really like in historic Worcestershire. From costume to caravans, travel to toys there is something for all ages to explore.
Our museum offers competitive prices for school trips when compared to similar museum and heritage sites in the area. Teachers are also invited to a free pre-visit to the site before a booking and a discussion with our learning team to ensure we meet your learning objectives.
Why are Museums Worcestershire great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
From initial enquiry, right through to the day of the visit, our experienced museum learning team will work with and support you to ensure that you and your group enjoy a trip that is curriculum-focussed, fun and memorable.
Our team prides itself on ensuring our sessions are adapted to needs of all learners, so do please enquire about how our sessions could be tailored to suit your group. Teachers are also welcome to our sites to do a complimentary visit prior to any school booking.
If you aren't able to get to the museum for the day, you can still access the museum collection through loans boxes or find out more about how we can create the experience of a Museum in Your Classroom.
What activities are available during group visits?
Victorian Schoolroom - Experience a typical school day in our Victorian schoolroom.
Below Stairs - Discover what life would have been like for the servants working in a large Victorian house.
Toys Through Time - A hands-on activity comparing toys today and toys in the past.
Classroom at War - An opportunity for children to experience a day in the life of a Wartime evacuee.
Make Do and Mend - Discover what life was like for children during World War Two.
Homes Long Ago - A hands-on activity comparing our homes today and homes in the past.
NEW for 2018 –
We're going on a shapes hunt - A hands-on activity exploring the museum’s collection of gypsy caravans. Children will learn about 2d and 3d shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
What size groups do you cater for?
We can cater for a maximum of two classes of 30 children in one day.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
We have a purpose built education space.
Is there first aid on site?
We have a first-aider on site.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
The museum and education facilities are fully accessible.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Free coach parking is available on site.
Need more inspiration?
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