History School Workshops and Outreach Programmes

Curriculum linked school history workshops are available for a wide range of topics and historical periods. Outreach workshops really come into their own by bringing history into the classroom in an engaging and inspiring way.

Bring historical school trip to your classroom

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. History school workshops that visit your school 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 school 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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Egyptian School Escape Rooms

location icon School Trip All UK Regions
apple icon Subjects: History, Egyptians


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?

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Egyptian School Escape Rooms






Outreach
Outreach

location icon North Eastapple icon History, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, World War, Local History

Newcastle Castle outreach brings history right to your classroom. We deliver hands on historical workshops covering almost every period on the Primary Curriculum. Your class won’t just learn about history, they’ll relive it.

Mayan Music
Mayan Music

location icon South Westapple icon History, Ancient Civilisations, Music

An exciting musical journey into the Maya civilization. With (slit)drums, shakers and flutes the children recreate the music of the Ancient Maya. They learn about Mayan society, the role of music and the instruments the Maya used.

African Drumming & (Gumboot) Dancing
African Drumming & (Gumboot) Dancing

location icon South Westapple icon History, Black History, Music, Dance, SEN, Team Building

Give your pupils an exciting musical experience packed with rhythm, fun, creativity and self-expression with an African Drumming, Dancing or Gumboot Dancing workshop by FabDrumming. No experience is required and suitable for all ages and abilities.

Pirate pantomime entertainment and history
Pirate pantomime entertainment and history

location icon West Midlands, South Westapple icon Art, History, Georgian, Significant Individuals, Pirates

As Captain Barnacle the Bristol pirate, I will perform a pirate pantomime using tabletop puppetry and props, comedy, music, magic and lashings of audience participation. Follow up history presentation with lots of props, or treasure map making.




special offerRubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops
Rubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, History, Elizabethans, Performing Arts, Drama

Performances and workshops delivered at school! Less fuss, less cost and (dare we say it) better quality than a trip to the theatre. "Set up so cleverly, it really sings." Daily Record. "Like Horrible Histories, but funnier!" Primary Times.

Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: In School Workshops
Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: In School Workshops

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Twentieth Century, World War, Citizenship, English, PSHE, Religious Education

We ask the big questions facing your students: why does hatred persist? How should we treat others? How do we think for ourselves? In a world of online hate and conspiracy, now more than never we need to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.

Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops
Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Twentieth Century, World War, Citizenship, English, PSHE, Religious Education

We ask the big questions facing your students: why does hatred persist? How should we treat others? How do we think for ourselves? In a world of online hate and conspiracy, now more than never we need to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.

Identity & Diversity
Identity & Diversity

location icon London & South East, East of Englandapple icon History, Black History, PSHE

This project from The Drama Geezers will immerse the children in a creative story world that explores different cultures and celebrates Black British men and women who have inspired our world.


Celtic Wales Workshop - Gweithdy Cymru Celtaidd
Celtic Wales Workshop - Gweithdy Cymru Celtaidd

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, Celts, Local History

Bring the history of the Celts to life with our Celtic Wales Workshop! Dress like a Celt in armour, use a real Millstone to make flour, try on Celtic jewellery, get your face painted like a Celtic Warrior, and much more!

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop
CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Careers, Citizenship, Computing, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Victorian, Edwardian, Maths, PSHE, Religious Education, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Team Building, Engineering

Proven to excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting KS2 National Curriculum and offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshop - Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science & STEAM

Children of the Mines Workshop - Plant y Pyllau Glo
Children of the Mines Workshop - Plant y Pyllau Glo

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, Industrial, Local History, Victorian

Learn what life was like for children working down in the mines during the industrial revolution, through crawling down our blackout tunnel, carrying a bag of heavy coal, dressing like a Victorian child and seeing and holding real artefacts!

Toys through Time Workshop - Teganau trwy Amser
Toys through Time Workshop - Teganau trwy Amser

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, Local History, Twentieth Century, Victorian

Toys Through Time is a fun, hands on workshop all about the history of toys, from as far back as the early 1800s, all the way to the 1990s! The best part? Play with many games and toys from all of these eras, from board games, to dolls, to hoop toss!


Victorian Wales Workshop - Cymru Oes Fictoria
Victorian Wales Workshop - Cymru Oes Fictoria

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, Victorian

Victorian Wales workshop brings Victorian history to life in your school, through 2 fun activities, interesting discussions on many different themes, holding and using real items from the era, dress up, and a Q and A to finish!

Viking School Days
Viking School Days

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon History, Saxons, Vikings

At Viking School Days we provide a range of school visits, workshops and online resources. Through a dynamic combination of acting, questioning and role-play we bring the exciting world of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to life in your classroom!

Decades Dance Workshops
Decades Dance Workshops

location icon West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, North West, Yorkshireapple icon Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Music, Performing Arts, Dance, PSHE

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

CSI Forensic Science Educational STEAM Workshop KS3 - KS5
CSI Forensic Science Educational STEAM Workshop KS3 - KS5

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Careers, Citizenship, History, Victorian, PSHE, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Team Building

Proven to excite students’ curiosity in Science, supporting the National Curriculum Science Programmes, by offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshops aimed at KS3 | KS4 | KS5.


WWII Wales Workshop
WWII Wales Workshop

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, World War

Step back to the 1940s with our WWII workshop! Learn about the Blitz, evacuees, the blackout, rationing and more, through hands on activities, dress up and holding artefacts from the era!

Roman Wales Workshop - Cymru Rhufeiniaid
Roman Wales Workshop - Cymru Rhufeiniaid

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, Romans

Learn all about the life of a Roman with our fun and hands on Roman Wales workshop! With 2 exciting activities, dress up, holding real shields and swords, trying on armour and helmets, and seeing/holding artefacts from the era!

World of Ancient Egypt Workshop - Byd yr Hen Aifft
World of Ancient Egypt Workshop - Byd yr Hen Aifft

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians

Bring the history of Ancient Egypt to life through fun activities, interesting discussions on Mummification, Pyramids, Pharaohs and much more! Look and hold items from Egypt itself, try on Pharaoh crowns, and dress up!

Medieval Wales Workshop - Cymru Canoloes
Medieval Wales Workshop - Cymru Canoloes

location icon South West, Walesapple icon History, Medieval

Bring Medieval history to life in your school with our fun and hands on Medieval Wales workshop! Learn to joust, try on some armour, hold a real sword, dress up like a knight or princess, have a go in the stocks, and much much more!


Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time
Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon History, Greeks, English

A not to be missed opportunity to visit and experience key moments in time. This experience will allow you to either scale through key moments in time or select a key focus for your workshop to theme around.

Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils
Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils

location icon London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, North West, Yorkshireapple icon History, Dinosaurs

This exciting and action-packed workshop will bring out the hidden palaeontologist in your pupils, giving them a chance to get hands-on with a vast collection of scale model dinosaurs and real fossils.

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut workshop, discover what it was like to live and work in the ever changing Victorian Britain. Experience 'Mudlarking' in the Thames, visit a workhouse and become part of The Great Exhibition, meeting Queen Victoria herself.

Romans Workshop
Romans Workshop

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotlandapple icon Archaeology, History, Romans

Let your children explore the history of the Romans through item handling and investigation. Develop your understanding of the Roman economy and roles within society through a variety of activities! Get in touch today for your workshop booking!


Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Dinosaurs, Prehistory, Greeks, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, World War, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Egyptians

Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-disciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD

Roman Villa Workshops
Roman Villa Workshops

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon Citizenship, Design Technology, History, Romans, Maths, PSHE, Team Building, Engineering

Using fine & gross motor skills with basic materials and simple instructions, pupil’s work individually in groups and altogether to build a huge model of a Roman Villa, that they will tell everyone at home about and remember forever

Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egyptians

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Performing Arts, History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring Ancient Egyptians! Children will learn about the history of the Egyptians, exploring their civilisation and how this relates to their lives today.

The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London

location icon West Midlandsapple icon History, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts

Stories, Engaging activities and an introduction or enhancement to the topic of ​The Great Fire of London. Available as assembly visits and 1-2 hour workshops.


Exciting Egyptians
Exciting Egyptians

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon Archaeology, Art, Performing Arts, Geography, Human Geography, History, Egyptians, Maths

Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and passing on this passion. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Just click to see the full list of workshops offer

Life in Ancient Greece Day
Life in Ancient Greece Day

location icon East Midlands, London & South East, East of Englandapple icon History, Ancient Civilisations, Greeks

Set your children in Ancient Greece during the Battle of Marathon. As they work in the marketplace – making pottery, mosaics and more – the battle rages nearby. What news will Pheidippides bring?

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

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshireapple icon History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations

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.

The Coronation of King Charles III
The Coronation of King Charles III

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Citizenship, History, Monarchs

Meet royal enthusiast Sally Spade, who is so excited about the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III. Through drama, explore how the monarchy helps to shape our society and celebrate along with Sally all things British!


World War 1
World War 1

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, World War

World War One interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate. Costumed experts bring the Great War world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Queen Elizabeth II- A Celebration 1926-2022
Queen Elizabeth II- A Celebration 1926-2022

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Citizenship, Performing Arts, History, Monarchs, Significant Individuals

Join Sally Spade, a Royal enthusiast, to celebrate the incredible life of Queen Elizabeth II. Explore her iconic reign and the impact she has had on our society, not only as our Queen but as one of the most significant women of the post war era.

Victorians 1897 Day
Victorians 1897 Day

location icon East Midlands, London & South East, East of Englandapple icon History, Victorian

Sit up straight and pay attention! Our Victorian classroom day teaches children the 3 Rs using traditional techniques. Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee approaches – the children can join the nation in celebrating!

Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

location icon East Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut Workshop we meet 'Sally', our enthusiastic archaeologist! She leads the children as they travel back in time to explore The Stone Ages, discovering how it developed from the chaotic to the domestic, in a fun, interactive session


Romans and Britons
Romans and Britons

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Romans

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Interactive workshops on the Romans and Britons to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Roman world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Ancient Sumer
Ancient Sumer

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon History, Ancient Civilisations, Performing Arts

A fun and creative workshop exploring The Ancient Sumer through drama!

Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops

location icon East Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland, Irelandapple icon Performing Arts, History, Egyptians, SEN

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

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

by Historic Workshops. Roman Workshop is highly-engaging and hands-on. We have delivered the workshop across the country to dozens of schools with incredible feedback. Our reputation really does speak for itself!


Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North Westapple icon English, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Tudors, Dance

We bring interactive history right to your school via a full range of resources including our mini-museum, replica weapons and games; all hosted by our experienced actors who bring history to life in the classroom.

A Victorian Christmas
A Victorian Christmas

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet 'Flora', a Victorian carol singer! She is eager to share her tales and experiences of the infamous 'Ebenezer Scrooge'! Using improvisation, song games and role play, explore what a Victorian Christmas was like!

Significant Women
Significant Women

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Performing Arts, History, Significant Individuals

Using drama and discussion, your pupils will be joined by a One Day facilitator to learn about four trailblazing women: Ada Lovelace (mathematician), Amelia Earhart (aviator), Malala Yousafzai (education activist) and Mary Seacole (nurse).

Greek Workshops
Greek Workshops

location icon East Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland, Irelandapple icon Performing Arts, History, Greeks, SEN

During this Drama Hut workshop, the children will meet Athena, the feisty favourite Goddess and daughter of Zeus. Experience life in Ancient Greece, play 'Guess the God', act out the famous 'King Midas' Myth and even compete in an Olympic race!


Victorian Crystal Palace Workshop
Victorian Crystal Palace Workshop

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon Design Technology, History, Victorian, Maths, PSHE

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with your Victorian Topic. Pupils work individually in teams and altogether to produce a 3m high, 12m long structure that represents the central spine of the Crystal Palace, which they then parade through

Themed Storytelling
Themed Storytelling

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Human Geography, Ancient Civilisations, Local History, Medieval

In the year that the IoE found reading for pleasure to have "a powerful influence on children’s cognitive development," our European Lifelong Learning study saw learners score 26% better in a standardised test. Bring these results to your school!

Travelling through History with Minecraft
Travelling through History with Minecraft

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Greeks, Industrial, Romans, Vikings, World War, Tudors

We will be delving into the virtual world of Minecraft to bring out an experience that the student would love and learn in. The workshop can be adapted to fit the needs of the topics your organisation is studying.

Medieval/Middle Ages
Medieval/Middle Ages

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Medieval

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Medieval/Middle Ages interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Medieval world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

History School 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. Instead, bring a history themed workshop into your classroom and allow experts to bring the topic to life for your children.




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