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The Edwardian era (1901-1910) was followed by the Geogrian period, which lasted until 1936 and saw The Great War, where much of Europe fell into conflict. The result plunged the country into a deep economic depression, with many regions suffering high unemployment, especially in the north and in Wales, where the decline of the coal industry, left many communities destitute. The depression was interrupted by another World War which lasted until 1945. Politics has played a central role in our country for many hundreds of years, but from the middle part of the twentieth century, government policies were especially apparent, as the country sought to recover from the terrible war. This period saw the decline in Britain's power over its colonies, the creation of national organisations such as the Health Service, and the creation of a European Common Market, which became the European Union.

The study topics for the twentieth century are wide ranging, perhaps due to changes in lifestyle and technology that took place. If the Industrial Revolution was a big leap forward, the Technological Revolution with its rapid pace of change has been equally profound. The two World Wars dominate the early part of the twentieth century, but art, industry, media, exploration, transport and politics all offer great ways to study this period of history.

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The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

All our team are professional actors, trained both in facilitation and performance. They have experience working with children of all ages and share a common passion through learning through drama. All facilitators are DBS checked and implement The Drama Hut CPP (Child Protection Policy). All we require prior to our visit is a clear space to work in and a member of staff to observe or join in the experience....

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Scotland
Geography, Human Geography, History, Twentieth Century


The Scottish Maritime Museum contains exhibitions and collections that tell the story of that great maritime tradition. The sites have a collection of vessels that represent 150 years history. ...

Scottish Maritime Museum

Wales
Science, History, Twentieth Century


Big Pit explores all aspects of mining, from strikes to disasters, from women in mining communities to the children forced to work underground in the nineteenth century. ...

National Coal Museum Wales
★★★★★

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Art


Unlike other historic houses, there are no roped off areas and children are encouraged to ask questions, explore, touch things and dress up. There’s always time to let off steam in the gardens and grounds, and see a birds of prey display. ...

Day Visits

South West
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century


Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin ...

Geevor Tin Mine



Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens! ...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


A visit to us will bring to life the Royal Navy’s rich history and heritage. A Discovery Visit includes the chance to explore our atmospheric authentically created eighteenth century quayside and the unique opportunity to go on board HMS Trincomale...

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
★★★★★
Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


Have an actor visit your school to help bring your school topic to life. In this drama workshop, the Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The Drama Hut offers o...

Suffragettes Workshop
★★★★★

Midlands
Citizenship, History, PSHE, Victorian, SEN, Twentieth Century


Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive ...

Shrewsbury Prison

WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


Meet Edith Johnson, Mother of 5 and travel with her to London 1914 and discover how the First World War would change ordinary lives, forever. ...

WW1 Workshop
★★★★★

Scotland
History, Religious Education, Art, Tudors, Elizabethans, Twentieth Century


Guided tours of the national collection are led by experienced gallery educators. Pupils are encouraged to engage with works of art through activities and discussion. ...

National Galleries of Scotland

Wales
History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


The Winding House tells the story of the south Wales valleys. From the Roman invasion to the twentieth century; explore the unique history of the valleys and discover the roots of modern life and culture in Wales through our museum. ...

Winding House: the Museum of Valleys Life

East Midlands
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Twentieth Century, Wildlife, SEN


We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school. ...

Drayton Manor Zoo

Scotland
Science, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century


From hands-on robot programming to iconic explosion demonstrations, our education service is here to provide inspiring science and technology experiences for our schools and community. ...

Dundee Science Centre

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, Yorkshire
English, History, Medieval, Twentieth Century


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

Wales
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


Visit Techniquest Glyndwr for over 65 hands on exhibits across five zones with activities tailored to your needs. Accessible to all and brought to you by our informed, intelligent and experienced hosts to both feed and blow young minds. ...

Techniquest Glyndwr

All UK Regions
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


Your Country Needs You - Join up & fight - Let Nurse Vera show you how you can help. But is her husband safe? or take part in a WWII workshop. The pupils will experience life during the Second World War: Be evacuated, learn about rationing. ...

Brave Britain at War

Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank
★★★★★

North
Science, Physics, Twentieth Century


Our year round education programmes in the north west of England offer children a unique learning experience and the opportunity to experiment with live science. ...

Jodrell Bank
★★★★★

Scotland
Science, Design Technology, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Twentieth Century


Get curious with science! Glasgow Science Centre is a 5* visitor attraction with an interactive education programme exploring everything from the science of the human body to the future of STEM jobs in My World of Work. ...

Glasgow Science Centre
Eden Project
Eden Project
★★★★★

South West
Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Art


Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities. ...

Eden Project
★★★★★

Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century


Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily worksho ...

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Wales
Geography, Science, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Religious Education, Art


You can create your own visit or let us do it for you. We offer you a range of stimulating workshops which explore parts of our collections in more detail. All workshops are linked to the National Curriculum. ...

National Museum Cardiff

North
History, Geography, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Physical, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century


A captivating workshop that vividly brings World War II to life. Pupils will participate in a range of educational activities, and have the chance to explore genuine WWII artifacts and try on real period clothing... ...

World War Two Workshops

London & South East
Citizenship, English, History, Twentieth Century


A year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Choose from a selection of themed workshops and tour the awe-inspiring Palace of Westminster. ...

Parliament

South West
Maths, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing


At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. We can engage your pupils using our workshops, theatre shows and theme days all of which support the national curriculum ...

At-Bristol

Wales
Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography


Where History and fun combine! See our Award Winning Llechwedd Deep Mine, we have 250 chambers, 14 miles of tunnels underground hand blasted from slate miners in the 1800s or visit the higher parts of our 300 year old Quarry in Ex Army trucks! ...

The Slate Caverns

Midlands
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Twentieth Century


RAF Museum Cosford tells the story of man's successes and failures in flying and missile development from the early days of aviation through two world wars to the present day. ...

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

North
Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Twentieth Century


The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is a unique and educational experience for all ages and operates educational tours for school groups from Early Years to KS4, as well as out of school groups. ...

Runway Visitor Park

East of England
Science, History, Geography, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 27th visit in 2018!...

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre
★★★★★

North
Science, History, Twentieth Century


Fourteen different learning galleries with programmes, shows, and demonstrations for key stages 1 to 4. ...

Museum of Science and Industry

London & South East
Citizenship, History, Ancient Civilisations, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN


African dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.35 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year. ...

African Dance Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art


London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel. ...

Equity Primary Trips to London
★★★★★

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...

WW2 Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art


A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

All UK Regions
History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts


It was the largest man-made object ever to move, deemed by the owners and designers to be 'unsinkable'. So why and how did the Titanic sink? And what are the stories of the people trapped on board? ...

Titanic
Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN


A unique working industrial site, birthplace of paper's industrial revolution and still making paper with heritage machinery today. 'What a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure.'- teacher, Berkhamsted. ...

Frogmore Paper Mill
★★★★★


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