History School Workshops and Outreach Programmes

Bring historical school trip to your classroom

Curriculum linked school history workshops are available for a wide range of topics and historical periods. The cost of a school trip is not insignificant. As schools tighten their belts and parents are more reluctant to sign those all important permission slips, venues are adapting to give you the opportunity to host a workshop visit from them. Outreach workshops benefit schools and children who cannot afford the time or expense of a traditional school trip, by developing ways for you to bring their knowledge and expertise into your classroom.

Lasting anywhere from an hour to a full day, skillful education teams can deliver exciting and engaging history workshops. A few of our favourites include constructing a round house in the playground, and Skype a viking! The benefits associated with school workshop visits include not having to arrange and pay for transport, the children not having to bring along a packed lunch, and no need for risk assessments! You could even team up with another nearby school to reduce the cost further.

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Suffragettes Workshop



During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet Sylvia, (the daughter of WSPU founder Emmeline Pankhurst) as she leads the children to explore the Suffragette movement, how it was formed and the gruelling fight to secure equal rights and the vote for women!

DEEDS NOT WORDS! The Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. Led by Sylvia Pankhurst, we take you back to 1912 where Sylvia is due to speak at a Rally and this is where we need your help! During the workshop, the children will learn about the origins of the Suffragist and Suffragette movement, explore opposition to the movement and what was done to counter this. Working as a team we will create a timeline of relevant events that led women to get the vote, learn a song sung at Suffragette gatherings and of course attend a rally, where we will sing, chant, march and generally join in the good fight! ...

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Search by historic period

The history themed workshops below are just a sample of what we have available for schools. Choose your historical topic below to view our full range of workshops..




Saxons and Vikings
Saxons and Vikings

East Midlands, Midlands History, Saxons, Vikings

Join us on a journey into the Dark Ages as we raid, trade and settle! Discover life as a warrior and try out life in a longhouse. With Saxon and Viking Kings across the period, who'll end up at the top?

Chocolate Workshops
Chocolate Workshops

South West History, Ancient Civilisations, Victorian, Food, Farm

Exciting, Educational and Delicious Chocolate Workshops!

ROMANS ARE HERE!
ROMANS ARE HERE!

East Midlands, Midlands History, Romans

Join the Roman Army! Go into battle, train as soldiers, try on real kit and handle authentic weapons! Discover the punishments, find out about our enemies and build our legionary camp to find out about life in Roman Britain. It's time for a conquest!

Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

All UK Regions, Midlands History, Prehistory, Bushcraft, SEN

Our Stone Age programme is a great way to introduce the Stone Age topic. We offer a unique interactive 'show and tell' to really bring the subject alive and pass around the tools and clothes of the past. Touch, taste and smell the Stone Age.




ZOOM into the Stone Age LIVE
ZOOM into the Stone Age LIVE

All UK Regions History, Prehistory

ZOOM into the Stone age with our live workshop straight into your classroom. Get involved with our entertaining, educational timeline and create your own piece of cave art using charcoal, paints and natural materials along with us.

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

All UK Regions Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft

A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around!

Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops

All UK Regions, East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland History, Egyptians, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
This Drama Hut workshop will take you on a journey back to the the 3rd millennium BC to unravel secrets hidden in an ancient Egyptian scroll. Goddess Isis will help the children take steps to ensure our Pharaoh passes through to the after life.

Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

All UK Regions History, Celts, Romans, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet 'Queen Boudicca', leader of the Celts. We explore what life was like in Roman Britain and help her try to defeat the Roman army using their discipline, battle formations and the differences between two tribes.


Stories from Africa
Stories from Africa

Midlands, London & South East, South West English, History, Black History

See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes dramatically unfold as your pupils come together to create animated scenes inspired by African storytelling. Children explore the morals of these stories, whi

Castles and Knights
Castles and Knights

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales History, Medieval

COVID-19 OFFER
A knight in full armour will lead your class back in time to the Middle Ages. Using array of armour and weapons to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike! Using games to provide a unique and tactile learning experience.

The Maya Civilisation
The Maya Civilisation

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North History, Ancient Civilisations

Journeying around the Mayan city-state of Palenque, your pupils will learn about the people, religion and culture of this ancient civilisation and consider what eventually led to its collapse.

 Victorians
Victorians

All UK Regions History, Victorian, Performing Arts

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring The Victorians! Children will learn about the history of The Victorians, exploring their way of living and how this relates to their lives today.


The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Midlands, London & South East, North, Yorkshire Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE

COVID-19 OFFER
Celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 with our dance workshops for schools from £1.73 per pupil. Explore various dances from the past decades or from countries within the Commonwealth.

The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms
The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, Art, PSHE

We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you!

Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Maths, History, Ancient Civilisations, Design Technology, SEN

The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Structured workshops where the students create large scale reconstructions of iconic architectural landmarks.

Victorians
Victorians

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire History, Industrial, Victorian, Performing Arts, Music, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and enjoys sharing it. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Please see below the full list of workshops offered


Middle Ages Medieval Workshop
Middle Ages Medieval Workshop

Midlands, South West, North, Wales History, Medieval, Performing Arts, Dance, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of the Middle Ages and all things Medieval through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 5th - 15th century history.

WORLD WARS
WORLD WARS

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East History, worldwar

Chose between The Quest for First World War, First World War Large Group or Second World War workshop and transport your children back to the time of the largest Wars in history.

Ancient Greece!
Ancient Greece!

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales History, Greeks

COVID-19 OFFER
At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Bespoke VR Workshop
Bespoke VR Workshop

All UK Regions, East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Scotland English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, worldwar, Design Technology, Computing

Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic.


WW2
WW2

All UK Regions, East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland History, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
Let us to take you back to the time of the second world war. We will teach you all about life on the front as well as life at home. Find out about code-cracking, rationing, evacuation and how people survived one of the worst battles in history!

The Very Elegant Victorian
The Very Elegant Victorian

All UK Regions History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Don't dare to talk in class, make sure your hands are clean or Miss Grimm our strict Victorian teacher has a cane and not afraid to use it. What job will you do in the workshop, be a Chimney Sweep, work in the mills, crawl down the mine or be a maid.

Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands
Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands

Midlands English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, worldwar, Design Technology, Computing

Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite ​their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic.

Vikings and Saxons
Vikings and Saxons

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire History, Saxons, Vikings

COVID-19 OFFER
We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring Viking & Saxon workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic team of “performing historians” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject.


Victorian Schooldays
Victorian Schooldays

Midlands, London & South East History, Victorian

Transport your classroom back to 1899 and give your children a lesson they won’t forget as our Victorian schoolteacher assesses handwriting, drill and arithmetic.

The Gift of the Nile, online Ancient Egyptian workshop
The Gift of the Nile, online Ancient Egyptian workshop

All UK Regions History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians

COVID-19 OFFER
Would the Ancient Egyptian civilization have been able to develop without the Nile River? Come and explore how a river enabled a civilisation to grow.

World War2 Virtual
World War2 Virtual

All UK Regions History, worldwar

Fabulous online education workshops on the subject of WW2.

The Queen's Coronation
The Queen's Coronation

All UK Regions Citizenship, History, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts

An exciting drama day celebrating Queen’s Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and the last 70 years of British history! For the whole school!!


Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop

All UK Regions English, History, Ancient Civilisations, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Take your class to the Mayan city of Chichen-Itza with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company! Our VR workshops immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Bring the outside world into your classroom with PrimeVR!

The Entertaining Egyptian
The Entertaining Egyptian

All UK Regions History, Egyptians, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Professor Trimbold, the acclaimed Egyptologist will unlock the secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb, decipher the hieroglyphics, prepare priests to worship their Gods & mummify a Pharaoh. Why did they build pyramids? Who knows the riddle of the Sphinx?

Rosa Parks-A Time for Change
Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

All UK Regions History, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we travel with Rosa Parks back to the 1950’s and explore how within America’s ‘Golden Age’, the injustices of prejudice, segregation and racism flourished, along with the growth of ‘The Civil Rights Movement.

 Stone Age to Iron Age
Stone Age to Iron Age

All UK Regions History, Prehistory

Stone Age to Iron Age is, consistently, one of most popular topics – as drama helps bring this complex period of history to life for children. Stone Age to Iron Age in a Day covers all of the key elements of life across the Stone, Bronze and Iro


Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.

Feeding the Nation, online WW2 workshop
Feeding the Nation, online WW2 workshop

All UK Regions History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
Who were the Land Girls and just how important was their role in the Women's Land Army during World War 2? Come with us as we find out how women challenged stereotypes during WW2 and worked to feed our nation.

Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greeks

North, South West, East of England, Midlands, London & South East History, Greeks, Maths

COVID-19 OFFER
Covering everything from the warring city states and the birth of democracy to Greek legends and Greek culture, our warriors make learning about the Ancients Greeks a fun and inspiring experience, while also providing maximum educational value.

Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greeks

All UK Regions History, Greeks, SEN

So much fun they won't even realise they're learning! Ancient Greek interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the world of the Ancient Greeks to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.


Ancient Egyptians VR
Ancient Egyptians VR

All UK Regions English, History, Egyptians

An inciteful look at the Ancient Egyptians with a mixture of real-life photos, computer-generated reconstructions and 360 videos to bring the topic back to life.

Decades Dance Workshops
Decades Dance Workshops

Midlands, London & South East, North, Yorkshire Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Decades dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.73 per pupil. These workshops focus on the 20th Century dance styles, and they work very well if your school are celebrating an anniversary.

WW2 School Escape Rooms
WW2 School Escape Rooms

All UK Regions History, worldwar

Have you experienced the excitement of an Escape Room? We've turned it on its head for schools. Your pupils will have to solve a series of puzzles, locked up in a box, to find the key to stop the timer! Are yours pupils up for the challenge?

 The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London

All UK Regions Citizenship, History, Tudors

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring The Great Fire of London! Children will learn about the history of The Great Fire of London, exploring the tragic event, how it happened and how we survived it!


The Greeks
The Greeks

All UK Regions Citizenship, History, Greeks, Performing Arts

An action-packed day of drama focusing on the Ancient Greeks. Children will learn about Greek myths, Greek Gods and the lives of the ancient Greek people. They’ll explore the different City States, perform their own Olympics and learn about the i

 Mary Anning
Mary Anning

All UK Regions History, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring the life and works of Mary Anning!

Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

Midlands, South West, North, Wales English, History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Performing Arts, Dance

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of Tudor life through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 15th and 16th century history.

Early Islamic Civilisations
Early Islamic Civilisations

All UK Regions Citizenship, History, Ancient Civilisations, Performing Arts

An exciting drama day, exploring Early Islamic Civilisations. Children will learn about the ancient city of Baghdad, the House of Wisdom and the key buildings, people and customs of the time through creativity that supports historical enquiry.


Greek Workshops
Greek Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Maths, History, Greeks, SEN

Designed to stimulate imaginations and excite children and teachers alike, the workshop focus is on simple ideas to great effect. Using numbers, counting, shapes and space pupil’s work together to build simple modular forms.

GUY FAWKES
GUY FAWKES

Midlands, London & South East, North History, Tudors, Significant Individuals

Join our Time Traveller on an interactive journey back to 1605. Meet Guy Fawkes and the King whilst uncovering the Gunpowder plot. Watch your class learn facts and participate in debates before they graduate as Time Travellers themselves.

Inspiring Women
Inspiring Women

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North History, Greeks, worldwar, Significant Individuals, Black History, Performing Arts

Led by Hera, the Greek Goddess of Women, this workshop will introduce children to extraordinary women from various spheres: adventurous and pioneering women, women in the arts, women in politics and women in science.

Ancient Greece VR
Ancient Greece VR

All UK Regions English, History, Greeks

A not to be missed opportunity to visit and experience Ancient Greece. This experience will allow you to see and hear first hand what life was like for the Ancient Greeks


Columbus and Armstrong
Columbus and Armstrong

Midlands, London & South East, North History, Medieval, Tudors, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals

Exploring the life and times of these two intrepid explorers; recreating the events of their journeys, your pupils will discover the many similarities between these two men.

The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC
The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations

COVID-19 OFFER
Step back in time to Ancient Athens, where the Persian Ambassador of King Darius has demanded the submission of the city. The Athenians are experimenting with democracy and have a deep mistrust of tyrants. Explore how the Greeks resist the Persians.

Romans
Romans

All UK Regions, East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales History, Romans

COVID-19 OFFER
Let us to take you back to the time when the Romans first settled in Britain. We will teach your students all about the rise of one of the greatest armies in history. Find out about how they lived, what they eat and how they were entertained!

CSI Investigations
CSI Investigations

All UK Regions Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Greeks, Egyptians, worldwar, PSHE

We need young Detectives to help investigate a series of crimes committed by persons unknown. Allow us to inspire, excite and educate your class while they become the lead investigators in a series of cases written and presented by Police Detectives


Roman School Escape Rooms
Roman School Escape Rooms

All UK Regions History, Romans

Have you experienced the excitement of an Escape Room? We've turned it on its head for schools. Your pupils will have to solve a series of puzzles, locked up in a box, to find the key to stop the timer! Are yours pupils up for the challenge?

The Romans in Britannia
The Romans in Britannia

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Geography, Human Geography, Archaeology, History, Romans, Performing Arts, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and enjoys sharing it. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Please see below the full list of workshops offered

Outreach
Outreach

London & South East History, Prehistory

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Learning and Engagement Team provides a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.

Resourceful Romans
Resourceful Romans

All UK Regions History, Romans, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Be an Ancient Roman. Order soldiers into battle, sail a slave powered ship, conquer Britannia and sell them as slaves. Is Julius Caesar getting too big for his boots? Beware the ides of March. Help Emperor Hadrian build a Great Wall in your school.


Tudor Workshop
Tudor Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire English, History, Tudors

COVID-19 OFFER
We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring Tudor workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic “performing historian” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject.

Maya Activities and VR Day
Maya Activities and VR Day

East Midlands, Midlands, South West, North, Yorkshire, Wales Archaeology, History, Ancient Civilisations

COVID-19 OFFER
DISCOVER THE MAYA IN A DAY! *Visit ancient sites, using VR headsets (optional) *Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. *Explore the past, with interactive sessions *Handle a range of high-quality artefacts

World War 2!
World War 2!

All UK Regions History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
Our World Wars workshops cover the whole 20th Century but especially WW1 and WW2. Covering everything from Home Guard Training & Home front jobs to Air Raid precautions and Frontline action, our World Wars days put your young people in the action!

Roman Workshops
Roman Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire History, Romans

COVID-19 OFFER
This engaging and motivating day studies life in Britain under the Pax Romana, the long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire.

Search by historic period

The history themed workshops above are just a sample of what we have available for schools. Choose your historical topic below to view our full range of workshops..

School History Workshops

Getting school children to really understand and get enthusiastic about events and periods in history can be difficult, especially at Key Stage 1 and 2. Trips to visit museums or stately homes can really help, but not all schools can afford the time or expence, especially if they do not have anything suitable close to the school. Outreach workshops really come into their own by bringing history into the classroom in an engagine and inspiring way.




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