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Workshops for schools and groups within Tameside’s Museums and galleries.

Tameside Council Cultural Services continues to offer inspirational learning which is central to what we do. Its facilities and collections are superb and schools are constantly inspired by the large number of learning programs it delivers. Our service is a marvelous advocate for learning and should be an essential place for all children to visit.

We work hard with our teachers, pupils, students and families to ensure our offer meets your expectations. Wherever possible we work in partnership with other organisations to assist and fund our learning offer.

 

We offer a wide range of living history and visual art workshops

Living History Workshops delivered at Portland Basin museum by experienced facilitators include:
  • Home and Hearth
  • Tameside Transport
  • The Blitz(ww2)
  • Tommy Atkins WW1
  • Upstairs Downstairs
  • Victorian schoolroom
  • Victorian toys
  • Victorian Christmas (seasonal

 

Living Things and Fieldwork Workshop

Ice Age Settlements

Investigating Rivers Workshop

Living Things and Fieldwork Workshop

Past and Present Workshop

Taste of the Wildwoods Workshop

Wild Art Workshop

Superworm Session Workshop

Visual Art workshops delivered by an experienced artist include:
  • Art from Tameside
  • Land and streetscapes
  • Local Artist –Harry Rutherford
  • Pattern • Portraits
  • Tameside Architecture
  • The Astley Cheethams and Art
  • Trades of Tameside (delivered at Portland basin)
 

Investigating Rivers Workshop

Marvelous Maps Workshop

Past and Present Workshop

Superworm Session Workshop

Taste of the Wildwoods Workshop

Wild Art Workshop

Rocks Fossils and Soil

Marvelous Maps Workshop

 

Self led Visits:

We welcome self led visits to all our museums and galleries. Please call 0161 343 2878 to book.

If you are bringing your class on a self-led visit to Portland Basin Museum, why not download and print copies of this Portland Basin trail worksheet 706.62 KB PDF File  to make your day more enjoyable.

Costings

Living history and Visual Art Workshop Sessions:

  Half Day (1 ½ hours) Full Day (2 x 1 ½ hours)
Tameside Schools £70 £140
Outside Borough £80 £160

Special 20% discount if you block book more than 10 sessions.

Outreach Sessions

  Half Day (3 hours) Full Day (6 hours)
All Schools £155 £310

 

Museum in a Box

For details of our Loan boxes click here All Schools - £35 per week


To find out more or book a workshop, please contact Portland Basin Museum on 0161 343 2878.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 0QA
Contact by Telephone
0161 343 2878
Contact by Fax
0161 343 2869