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Online educational resources for schools and groups


While we are unable to welcome schools to our sites right now, we’ve been working behind the scenes to deliver two of our most popular school workshops differently; ‘Toys’ and ‘Victorian Children at Work’. We’ve created online content to engage pupils with our collections within museums, galleries and local studies, including short films, lesson plans and activities with examples of objects and old photographs from our collections, linked to both the National Curriculum and your school’s needs. We hope you find them useful and enjoy exploring these themes with your class. We are always happy to discuss any of your ideas and to help support your class’s learning, so please do contact us.
 

Toys Workshop
Click here for our ‘Toys’ resources 

 

 

 

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

Tameside Council Cultural Services offer inspirational learning, which is central to what we do. Our facilities and collections are superb and schools are constantly inspired by the large number of learning programs we deliver. Our service is a marvellous advocate for learning and we strive to provide the best, most exciting and engaging service we can.

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 deliver 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
  • Industrial Tameside
  • Tameside Transport
  • The Blitz (WW2)
  • Tommy Atkins (WW1)
  • Upstairs Downstairs
  • Victorian Downstairs Put to work.
  • Victorian Schoolroom
  • Victorian Toys
  • Victorian Christmas (seasonal)



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)
 

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 £72 £144
Outside Borough £82 £164

Outreach Sessions

  Half Day (3 hours) Full Day (6 hours)
All Schools £160 £320

 

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

 

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