Education 2018-2019

As part of Craven Museum’s redevelopment, we have developed a special programme of FREE Education Workshops and Resources for local schools, including Outreach Workshops, Loan Boxes and CPD days.

From September 2018, Craven Museum will close whilst the Museum is redesigned and rebuilt. As part of this project, we have created special Outreach workshops that the Museum team will deliver straight to schools, encouraging classes to explore and engage with a mixture of real and replica objects to bring the past to life,  all completely free.

Have a look at our free Education offer leaflet here

or have a look below:

Outreach Workshops

Stone Age to Iron Age

Session Length: 45 minutes- 1 hour

KS2 History: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age,

with links to: KS2 Science, Design and Technology, Geology, English

Our Museum experts will bring real and replica objects from our Prehistory Collection, and facilitate a session that will bring prehistory to life in the classroom. Investigate and explore the changes that took place from the Stone Age to Iron Age! 

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Session Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

KS2 History: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain,

with links to: KS2 Science, Design and Technology, Geography, English

Using a mixture of real and replica objects from our Roman Collection, pupils will use evidence from the forts and villas of Roman Craven to understand how people lived in the past.

Homes of the Past

Session Length: 45 minutes- 1 hour

KS1 History, KS2 History: A local history study,

with links to: KS1/2 English, Science, Design and Technology, Geography

Find out what life was like just over 100 years ago, with real and replica objects to explore and investigate – how did people wash and care for clothes? What sort of work did they do?

Toys of the Past

Session Length: 30 minutes

KS1 History, Early Years Foundation

with links to: KS1 English, Science, Design and Technology

Using toys in the Museum Collection, pupils will explore the past with Museum experts – this is a special session, where bringing and showing your own toys is encouraged!

If you would like to book a session, or if you would like to find out more, contact the Museum: or 01756 706407


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Craven Museum offers a free loan box service to schools to help enhance classroom learning and encourage your class to discover and learn through engaging with real and replica objects. Each box centres around a theme and contains instructions on handling museum objects safely.

Our Discovery Boxes may be borrowed for up to two weeks. If you have a particular project and would like to borrow for a longer period, please get in touch.

The themes of the boxes range from Geology, Medieval Life, Victorian work and school life, and more recent history and ‘Reminiscence’ style boxes. For a full list, please contact the Museum.

If you would like to book a Discovery Box, or to find out more, contact the Museum: or 01756 706407

Free CPD courses

As part of this Heritage Lottery Funded project, we have partnered with Historic England to deliver free CPD courses by Historic England’s DfE funded Heritage Schools Programme.

The next one is:

‘Exploring Local Heritage Across the Curriculum’

19th September 2018 | 1pm – 4pm | Craven Museum, Skipton

This course will:

  • Show how local heritage can be integrated across the whole curriculum and help to improve pupil engagement and learning.
  • Provide guidance and resources about your own doorstep heritage including how to access a free bespoke pack of historical maps and aerial photographs of your school.
  • Provide planning models for meaningful local heritage enquires and practical activities and resources to take away.
  • Explain how the Heritage Schools Programme in Partnership with Craven Museum can further support your school with additional free CPD events, support and funding for projects.
  • How your school can achieve The National Heritage Schools Award.

To register for this free CPD course, please email the Museum: or call 01756 706407