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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery offer school sessions themed around the Anglo-Saxons.

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Schools

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery offer the following Anglo-Saxon sessions for school children.

Key Stage 2 (History, Science): Anglo-Saxons Artefact Session

Pupils will dig up and investigate objects whilst learning about how the hoard was found. They will use scientific conservation techniques to learn more about how we care for this fascinating find.

Key Stage 2 (Art, History): Anglo-Saxon Art

Discover the raw materials and techniques used to create the treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard. Pupils will then get a chance to work with metal to create their own patterns inspired by the work of Anglo-Saxon metalworkers.

Key Stage 2 (History): Anglo-Saxon Life, Interactive Session

Pupils will get into character to explore life in a Saxon village in this immersive session. Objects, costumes and stories will be used to illuminate this fascinating time period.

To make an enquiry about booking an education session, please call the Birmingham Museums Learning Team in 0121 348 8001 or email [email protected].

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery for Schools

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery offer the following Anglo-Saxon sessions for school children.

Key Stage 1 & 2:  Digging Detectives

Develop historical skills and find out what an archaeologist does. Dig for lost artefacts, plan finds on an archaeological grid and re-assemble broken pots. This workshop can be themed to fit with your Roman, Anglo-Saxon or Stone Age topic if required.

Key Stage 1 & 2: Anglo Saxon Pots

Anglo Saxons used clay pots for many of their everyday life activities from cooking, to cremation. Create your own Anglo Saxon Pot from clay, inspired by our collection and decorate it with the Runic Alphabet.

Key Stage 2: Staffordshire Hoard Helmets

Hear the story of Hoard’s discovery and why it’s so important. View the Hoard up close and make your own Anglo-Saxon style helmet inspired by the distinctive designs of the period.

Key Stage 2: Anglo-Saxon Battle Game

Recreate a battle using hundreds of model soldiers in our exciting strategy game. Listen to a true 7th century story, discuss the origins of the Hoard and make a card game to take away.

Key Stage 2: Anglo Saxon Story Game

Can your class survive a year in an Anglo Saxon times? Become Anglo Saxon villagers in our interactive story game. Different Seasons will bring new challenges to your village presenting difficult choices. Make the wrong choice and it could lead to disaster! This is a great workshop to promote literacy, involving lively debate and the chance to play a game of riddles.

Key Stage 2, 3  & 4: Hoard Hunter

Use a metal detector and find some treasure. Would you recognise treasure if you found it? Learn about the science of metal detecting and the ethics of treasure hunting.

To make an enquiry about booking an education session, please contact the Stoke Museums Education team [email protected].