The Food Museum is a place where your pupils and students can enjoy informative, fun learning experiences that will help them understand the role that food has played in shaping our history and culture.
We offer pre-booked free visits that allow your pupils to explore the Museum. Alternatively, we have bookable Learning Sessions developed to further enrich classroom learning. We use our landscape, buildings, and collections to bring a range of subjects to life. Our food-based sessions allow students to get more hands-on with how food is grown, produced, cooked, and eaten.
Our museum-led sessions are the best way to enhance your educational visit. These fun and interactive events are run by expert members of our team, and really get children (and adults!) engaging with the subject at hand.
These sessions work on a first come, first served basis so booking is essential. If you don’t see a suitable session for your group please get in touch and we will try to accommodate your requests.
Field to Loaf
120 mins (The length of this session can be adapted according to need)
Age: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subjects: Science, Food Education, Geography,
Pupils will gain understanding of how wheat grows, how wheat plants are processed into grain and then flour. Students will undertake a bread-making activity that culminates in their bread being baked on our wood fired oven.
The learning session begins with your students making dough from freshly milled flour. Whilst the dough is proving, a member of our learning team will lead a short interactive presentation on how wheat grows and how it is milled into flour. This part can be tailored depending on Key Stage, Subject and desired learning outcomes. After a short break, the students then shape their dough before taking it over to the wood-fired oven to be baked. This ends the learning session. However, we recommend that you and your group follow our bread trail to discover our GROW area, watermill, and much more.
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