Education sessions and resources

Our taught sessions and online resources cover a variety of time periods and places. Many contain structured investigations for use directly in the classroom. Others are more suited for research and preparation. They all allow access into our unique collections.

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1833 Factory Act

Did it solve the problems of children in factories?
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1834 Poor Law

What did people think of the new Poor Law?
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19th century mining disaster

What happened at the Trimdon Grange Mining Disaster?
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19th century people

What can we tell from this photograph?
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A medieval mystery

Can you decode the dark secrets of the cartoon above?
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A Victorian prison

Why were Victorian Prisons so tough?
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Adolf Hitler

Was Hitler a 'passionate lunatic'?
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All pals together

Would you like to meet our tommy, Henry Fairhurst?
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Belsen concentration camp 1945

What did the British find when they entered Belsen concentration camp?
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Bound for Britain

Experiences of immigration to the UK
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Bussa’s rebellion

How and why did the enslaved Africans of Barbados rebel in 1816?
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Cats and mice

What tactics were used by suffragettes, police and government?
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Chamberlain and Hitler 1938

What was Chamberlain trying to do?
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Chertsey

What was Chertsey like in the Middle Ages?
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Convincing the Colonies

How did Britain try to keep the support of the people of West Africa?
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Domesday Book

What can we learn about England in the 11th century?
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Domesday Book – the day of judgement

Would you like to take part in our Domesday drama?
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Eden’s last stand

Why did Anthony Eden resign in 1938?
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Elizabethan propaganda

How did England try to show Spain planned to invade in 1588?
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French Revolution

How did the British react to July 1789?
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General Haig

Butcher of the Somme or hero of Amiens?
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God blew and they were scattered

Did God really help the English defeat the Spanish Armada?
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Government posters

How did Britain encourage people at home to help win the war?
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Gunpowder Plot

Can you uncover the plans of the plotters?
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Henry VIII court rules

How did Henry VIII get up in the morning?
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Hitler assassination plan

How did the British plan to kill Hitler?
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How we were taught

What was school like 100 years ago?
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Jutland: Death at sea

Were lives wasted when the Indefatigable sank?
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Life aboard the Titanic

Who travelled on the fateful maiden voyage?
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Magna Carta

Did people take Magna Carta seriously?
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Native North Americans

What was early contact like between Europeans and Natives?
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Past pleasures

How did the Victorians have fun?
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School dinners

Why were school dinners brought in?
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Selling the Victorians

Victorians for sale! Has advertising changed from Victorian times?
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Slavery

How did the Abolition Acts of 1807 and 1833 affect the slave trade?
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The Home Front

How did people prepare for the war at home?
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The King, the Crown and the Colonel

How did Thomas Blood try to steal the Crown Jewels in 1671?
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This Evil Trade: Olaudah Equiano and abolition

Can you find evidence that will support Equiano's argument for abolition?
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Trimdon

What was it like living in a late 19th century mining town?
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Victorian homes

Was there much difference between rich and poor homes?
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Victorian lives

How was life different in Victorian times?
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William Shakespeare

What can we find out about his life?
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World Cup 1966

Did England rig the result?
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Zeppelin raids

How did First World War Zeppelin raids affect British civilians?