Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

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Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of the borough of Barnsley. Excite and inspire your pupils with real objects and archive materials to bring your topic to life.

Find out about Barnsley’s fascinating past, from stone age times to the present day, through centuries old artefacts, documents, films and recordings that have been donated by people living and working in the area. Experience Barnsley’s interactive galleries and exciting exhibition spaces provide an inspiring place to visit. Discover new things, develop new skills, or become history detectives in our hands on history sessions.

You can learn about the Stone Age or coal mining either as outreach or onsite sessions, have a go at planning your own democratic campaign, or borrow one of our beautifully created loan boxes full of real and replica objects to bring your topic to life in the classroom. There’s something for everyone at Experience Barnsley!

Facilities

Accessibility

Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,

Groups

Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,

Attraction

Cafe, Shop, Toilets,

Other

Ages

Subjects

Events

Reviews

Covid Review

Workshops

Stone Age to Iron Age – Lower KS2 – Experience Barnsley Museum – Full or half day workshop – £8.99/£4.99 per pupil.
Bring prehistory to life as your class discover how to be archaeologists for the day. Pupils will understand chronology, discover the differences between the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, examine replica objects, and take part in traditional prehistoric activities such as soap knapping and food ‘foraging’.
– Pupils will learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Have Your Say – Upper KS2 – Experience Barnsley – Full or half day workshop – £8.99/£4.99 per pupil
Bring your class to the Town Hall – heart of Barnsley’s democracy – to learn all about how to create a successful political campaign. Pupils will be inspired by the miner’s strike and Women Against Pit Closures campaigns, viewing real archive materials and artefacts to inspire them to create a campaign of their choice back in school.
– Pupils will research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events
– Pupils will develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Deep Down Underground – KS2 – Experience Barnsley Museum – Full or half day workshop – £8.99/£4.99 per pupil.
Pupils will explore coal mining in Barnsley using objects and maps from our inspiring archive and museum collections. They will handle mining objects, explore the Experience Barnsley exhibition, understand map progression over time and analyse real census documents to learn about a real Barnsley family and how they lived their lives.
– Pupils will make a local history study

Outreach

Deep Down Underground – KS2 – Full or half day session – £7.99/£3.99 per pupil.
Pupils will make a local history study and explore coal mining in Barnsley in your classroom. They’ll handle mining objects and find out what it was like to be part of Barnsley’s mining community.

– Pupils will make a local history study

Stone Age to Iron Age – Lower KS2– Full or half day session – £7.99/£3.99 per pupil.
Bring prehistory to life in your classroom as your pupils become archaeologists for the day. They will understand the chronology of the prehistoric period, discover the differences between Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, categorise replica objects, and take part in traditional prehistoric activities such as soap knapping and food ‘foraging’.

– Pupils will learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Loan boxes:

Coal Mining (KS2) – £50 per half term
Discover Barnsley’s mining heritage from protests to pit ponies with our interactive ‘talking’ loan box. Let our objects speak for themselves as they tell you about the history of the Borough and its communities. Lesson plans and suggested activities are provided alongside the box.

– Pupils will make a local history study

Romans (KS1 or 2) – £50 per half term
Inspire your pupils with our selection of real and replica objects, and find out more about life in the Roman times.

– Pupils will make a local history study

Toys – (KS1 or 2) – £50 per half term
Explore change over time with our historical toys box. Let your pupils see and handle toys through the ages and find out more about who played with them.

– Pupils will make a local history study

Vikings – (KS1 or 2) – £50 per half term
Inspire your pupils with our selection of real and replica objects, and find out more about life in the Viking times.

– Pupils will make a local history study

01226 772500

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 3.30

Pricing

£8.99 per pupil for full day workshop/£4.99 per pupil for half day workshop. £7.99 per pupil for full day outreach session/£3.99 per pupil for half day outreach session. £50 per loan box for a half term

Address

Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2TA

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