Life in Roman Britain *
What was life really like in Roman Britain? Where did people live? What did they eat? How did they write? Taking a Romano-Celtic perspective, the workshop leader will discuss the impact of Roman settlement in the Chilterns. Hands-on activities give children the chance to explore objects, completing a mini-dig, piecing together evidence from local excavations, investigating mystery objects and experimenting with writing Roman style.
Time Detectives: A History Mystery *
The perfect way to meet the needs of the new curriculum. Using historical enquiry skills and investigating artefacts the children will piece together the past to gain a perspective of how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality. This overview session enables children to consolidate their chronological framework. Wherever possible we can adapt this session to your curriculum needs.
Town Trail: A Walk Through Time
This session explores the history of High Wycombe Town Centre – find out why the settlement developed and how it has changed over time. This can be a self-led activity or lead by us for an extra charge.
Why not combine it with one of our other local study sessions?
Taking on the role of laundry maids and stable boys, children consider some of the challenges of running a Victorian home. Through a series of hands-on activities, children will piece together evidence from the past, investigating objects and census material from when the Museum was once the family home of Castle Hill House.
Bodgers and Bottomers
Set in the 1870s when Wycombe was the chair-making capital of the world, children get dressed up and take part in a role play, exploring what it was like working in the local furniture industry. This cross-curricula session supports history, geography, literacy and art, and is a fantastic springboard for further study back at school.
Time Detectives: WWI *
Become a time detective and find out how people locally were affected by the War and discover some of the harsh realities of life in the trenches.
Children investigate a range of artefacts from WWI, making observations, deductions, and thinking imaginatively about them.
Take A Seat
Do you know your stretcher from your splat? What about a Windsor from a Ladder back? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in this practical workshop. Find out how Wycombe developed chair making from a local craft in the 19th century to become a leading industry in international furniture design. Using our large collection of chairs, children will explore the different design features and components of chairs and how they are designed to meet different needs. Children will be taught how to sketch chairs like real chair designers, gaining inspiration from their own imaginative designs and making a prototype chair which they can develop back at school!