Weekdays 10am - 5pm / Saturday 10am - 4pm

Learning: Key Stage 2

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learning@fusiliermuseum.com

Sessions Available

The Victorian Soldier
£75
75 minutes

Using role-play and interactive storytelling, pupils will learn what life was like for Victorian soldier, out in the field during the Boer War, and for the young recruits who joined up as Drummer Boys. Pupils will get the chance to get hands on with museum objects in this lively and engaging session, delivered by an ex-soldier.

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1 Day 3 Museums: Victorian Variety Day
£5 per pupil (minimum £150 per booking)
10am until 2.15pm

In this jam-packed day, children will visit Bury Art Museum, Bury Transport Museum and the Fusilier Museum. In these engaging and hands on sessions, children will find out about life as a Victorian soldier, the rise of the railway in Victorian Britain and the importance of Bury as a hive of Victorian industry.

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The Soldier’s Story
£75
75 minutes

This interactive session explores how have things changed for soldiers over the last 150 years. The group will become history detectives, examining objects from different periods of the regiment’s history. Your group will get the chance to handle objects from the Victorian period, the First and Second World Wars and compare them to objects used by modern soldiers.

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Keep the Home Fires Burning
£75
75 minutes

In this practical session the children will find out how the First World War affected everyone in Britain. Explore themes such as propaganda, recruitment, the roles of women, life in the trenches and communication. This session brings the impact of the war to life.

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First World War Object Handling Session
£75
75 minutes

Using the experiences of Bury residents as a starting point, this session allows children to gain an understanding of how the First World War affected the lives of men, women and children through object handling and interactive discussion.

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Christmas at the Front
£65
60 minutes

Discover the experiences of First World War soldiers who stopped fighting for Christmas. As the firing ceased on the battlefield, the men came together for a game of football. Through role-play and storytelling, this workshop brings this unforgettable moment in history to life.

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Dad’s Army
£75
75 minutes

Pupils will gain an insight into life in the Home Guard during the Second World War through object handling and entertaining role-play. Pupils will get the chance to experience rifle drill, learn why men joined the Home Guard and what jobs they had to do. This is a fast and lively experience delivered by an ex-soldier.

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Second World War Object Handling Session
£75
75 minutes

Through object handling and interactive discussion, children will gain an understanding of how the Second World War affected the whole family. Dad becomes a soldier, Mum volunteers as an ARP Warden and the children are evacuated.

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