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Children3 Education Provision at the Museum

The Museum offers a range of ‘off the peg’ and ‘custom’ educational facilities for primary and secondary schools which are curriculum relevant and centre on the Museum’s extensive collection of over one million objects relating to the working life of Bath since Roman times.  Full details of the Museum are available on the website.

education1Walk and Talk

Relating to Victorian life, the Victorian child, local history, the second world war etc., specifically concerned with Bath and its surroundings.

£5.00 per child. Teachers/Adults free. 1 hour. Full details on request.

Drama at the Museum

Available October-March, a scale reconstruction of a Victorian engineering and mineral water making factory is converted for use as a stage for drama activities. Costumes are provided.  Full guidance notes for the improvised action are sent well in advance and two trained actors are authorised to orchestrate and rehearse classes of up to 30. Three plays are available. The first based around the working life of the factory in Victorian times; the second during the Second World War; the third when the factory closed in 1969.

Full details on request.  £5.00 per child. Teachers/Adults free. 3 hours. Guided tour of factory included in price.

Three scenarios are offered:

1. For Richer, for Poorer: Bowler’s factory in 1900

2. War Work: Bowler’s factory in 1942

3. All Change: Bowler’s factory in 1969

Art and Design

The reconstructions of working environments – stone mine, offices, shop, engineering works, mineral water factory – are available for drawing or other art groups.  All the displays are open and available.

£2.00 per child.  Teachers/Adults free.

Optional Extras

Please Touch!

Directed handling sessions with familiar and unfamiliar objects from the Museum’s huge collections.  Worksheets and presentations form the core of this activity.

£3.00 per child.  30 minutes.

 It’s Magic!

A Victorian slide show using an original Magic Lantern projector.

£3.00 per pupil. Teachers/Adults free. 30 minutes

education2Details for your visit

  • A space is available for lunch and secure space for bags, coats etc.
  • Teachers and accompanying adults go free
  • Refreshments (hot and cold drinks) and small shop
  • Coach drop off point in Julian Road

For teachers who would like to make a planning visit there is no charge. Please phone for details on 01225 318348, or email