Key Stage 2

Free Self-led

Time for Washing

St Fagans National Museum of History
National Waterfront Museum
Big Pit National Coal Museum
National Slate Museum
Cover for Amser Golchi resource for schools

An interactive iBook about washing clothes before washing machines. Designed to be used by your learners; includes games, archive material and suggested activities.

Created for the Foundation Phase and lower Key Stage 2 although archive material is suitable for older age groups and can be found separately on the People's Collection Wales website. There is also a PDF version (not interactive) if you don't have access to iOS (Apple).

Can be used as a stand alone resource, but best used to complement washday sessions at St Fagans National Museum of History , Big Pit National Coal Museum and the National Slate Museum - where there is a chance to have a go at some of the steps of the process with a facilitator.

Follow this link to download Time for Washing.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Bryn Eryr - Iron Age Farmstead

St Fagans National Museum of History

Discover the Iron Age.

Find out about the daily life of our ancestors, how they built their round houses and how they lived. Take part in seasonal activities such as spinning wool or grinding wheat.

 

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: Iron Age Celts

Celtic Warrior Grave

St Fagans National Museum of History

How do we know what we do about our ancestors who lived thousands of years ago?

Unlock secrets from the past in this interactive, archaeology workshop exploring the grave of an Iron Age warrior.

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).

Gwalia Stores

St Fagans National Museum of History

Meet the shop assistant in Gwalia Stores and see what shopping was like over 80 years ago.

Duration: 45 minutes
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: 19th and 20th Century

https://www.museumwales.ac.uk/stfagans/buildings/gwalia/ 

Toys

St Fagans National Museum of History

Find out what toys children played with in the past.

Enjoy an opportunity to play and compare with modern toys.

Duration: 45 minutes
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: 19th and 20th Century

Did you know you can also book: Toys - make a traditional toy

Toys - Make a Toy

St Fagans National Museum of History

Did you know that children in the past often played with handmade toys?

This is an opportunity for your class to make their very own peg doll to take back to school.

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: 19th and 20th Century

Did you know you can also book: Traditional Toys - an opportunity to play with traditional toys

Tudor Costume

St Fagans National Museum of History

Compare and contrast the clothes of the gentry with those of wealthy farmers, as modelled by four classmates.

Discover more about Tudor life with a visit to St Fagans Castle (our Elizabethan manor house).

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: Tudors

Did you know you can also book: Tudor Religion and Belief Workshop

Tudor Religion and Belief

St Fagans National Museum of History

Discover the role of religion in everyday Tudor life.

How did this change during after the reformation?

Find out by visiting St Teilo’s – our pre-Reformation Church (c1530).

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: The Tudors

Did you know you can also book: Tudor Costume Workshop

Victorian School Lesson

St Fagans National Museum of History

How would it feel to be a pupil in a Victorian school?

An opportunity for your class to discover the difference between schools in Victorian times and today by taking part in a lesson.

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: The Victorians, Life in the 19th & 20th Century

Literacy

Numeracy

Washday with Beti Bwt

St Fagans National Museum of History

Come and help Beti Bwt wash her clothes before the invention of the washing machine.

Pupils will get to use a mangle and dolly to help wash grandma’s bloomers!

Duration: 45 minutes
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: 19th and 20th Century

Craft demonstrations

St Fagans National Museum of History

Craft people such as the blacksmith, miller, weaver and clog maker demonstrate their work to the public on certain days. If your group has an interest in a particular craft then you should check availability when making a booking.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

Curriculum Cymraeg

Free Self-led

Maestir School

St Fagans National Museum of History

Teachers and pupils re-enact a lesson 1890s style (1hr 30 min). Teachers must first attend a training day.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Curriculum

History: 19th and 20th Century

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/stfagans/buildings/maestir_school/

 

Free Self-led

Rhyd-y-car

St Fagans National Museum of History

Visit a row of terrace houses from Merthyr and experience the differences between life in 1805 – 1985. Booking essential.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Curriculum

History: 19th and 20th Century

https://www.museumwales.ac.uk/stfagans/buildings/rhydycar/

 

Free In school

The First World War Education Project

St Fagans National Museum of History

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.