Key Stage 2

Maggie Morgan

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Visit old Maggie in her home, and listen as she recounts tales of her childhood as a door-girl underground and of life in the nineteenth century. Maggie is happy to answer questions about living and working conditions in the early days of mining.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Tuesdays only
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Servants of the Empire

Big Pit National Coal Museum

What was life like for the thousands of children in Victorian Britain who went out to work? Draw on a variety of sources of evidence to find out more about the lives of working children, including objects from our collections.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History; Cwricwlwm Cymreig

Victorian Christmas

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Discover what Christmas was like for mining families during Victorian Times. What did people eat? Did they receive gifts? Come and find out more, then Create your own Christmas decorations to take back to school.

Cost £60 for up to 35 pupils

Links to the curriculum

History Victorians

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Underground Tour

Big Pit National Coal Museum

A guided tour 90 metres underground with an ex-miner who recounts their personal experience of working underground. Key developments in the history of the coalfield are covered, to tell the story of how coal made Wales.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

History; Cwricwlwm Cymreig

Free Self-led

Coity Tip Trail

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Take a walk around Coity Tip, the former spoil heap for Big Pit. Learn more about the life of the tip, and the plants and animals which can be found at this mini nature reserve.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free In school

The First World War Education Project

Big Pit National Coal Museum

The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.