Great North Museum Primary Programme

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Bring learning to life with a school or group visit to the Great North Museum: Hancock. We welcome groups from babies and toddlers all the way up to further and higher education students. 

Activities you can take part in include: hands-on workshops with museum staff, planetarium shows for all ages, plus teacher-led time to explore the galleries.

The Hadrian’s Wall gallery, brings together the life of people from all the diverse sites along the Wall, and displays the stone Hadrian’s name is inscribed on. Spanning across the gallery is a miniature model of the Wall, complete with colour projections showing how the areas around the wall have changed over time.

We have a display of Roman treasures for the length of the wall and beyond. It includes all kinds of artefacts – from everyday objects to sacred symbols – that give a fantastic flavour of real life in the Roman Empire.

We have workshops using our handling collection, roundhouse model and reconstruction of Benwell Roman Fort the students will investigate how Roman ‘Roman Britain’ actually was. This workshop supports the National Curriculum in England History Programmes of Study for KS2: the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain led by museum staff. We also have printable activities that you can use in school-led time and bookable resources (to support you during school-led time in the galleries) for this topic.

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