Browse our selection of museum workshops below. Don’t forget you can always extend your visit at the museum by adding a bolt on craft activity

Our hands-on museum workshops last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and are based in our Learning Space here at the Huguenot Museum. All workshops will include use of our handling collection. If you are interested in pre or post visit outreach sessions do call 01634 789347 for more information.

The Apothecary’s Chest: KS1, KS2
What did you do before the High Street Chemist? Learn about the gruesome and gory history of 18th century medicine and have a go at writing a recipe to create a cure for an 18th century illness!

Teacher’s Notes: Apothecary’s Chest (PDF)
Curriculum Links: Science, History, Maths, Design and Technology, English

Discovering Families KS1
Learn about and recreate one of our family portraits and then have a go at creating your own! Who or what might feature in your family portrait? Dress in replica costumes, learn about families and find out what a family tree is!

Teacher’s Notes: Discovering Families – KS1 (PDF)
Curriculum Links: History, Art and Design, Science

Discovering Families KS2, KS3
Researching family trees. In this workshop we will learn about family trees from real sources discovered in the museum. You will also have a go at using different sources to uncover the family tree behind one of the portraits in our galleries.

Teacher’s Notes: Discovering Families – KS2, KS3 (PDF)
Curriculum Links: Science, History, Art and Design

Discovering Plants: KS1, KS2
The Huguenots were keen botanists and often used this love of plants to inspire their crafts. In this session have a go at hunting plants, learn about early plant collectors and have a go at botanical illustration!

Teacher’s Notes: Discovering Plants (PDF)
Curriculum Links: Science, History, Art and Design, Geography

Hands on French: KS1, KS2

Come and bring French to life, explore a Chasse au Trésor around our museum using our collections, as well as take part in role play activities stepping into the shoes of the Huguenot trades.

Teacher’s Notes: Hands on French

Wonderful Weaves and Fantastic Fabrics: KS1, KS2
What is fabric and how is it made? In this hands-on workshop find out where different fibres come from and how they are transformed into woven fabrics then have a go at weaving! Learn about the importance of fabrics and weaving to the Huguenots.

Teacher’s Notes: Wonderful Weaves and Fantastic Fabrics (PDF)
Curriculum Links: Science, Maths, Design and Technology, History, Art and Design

Perfect Patterns: KS1, KS2
What is a pattern and how are they used? Do you see patterns in nature? Finding inspiration from Huguenot silks learn how patterns were made and used and have a go at creating your own silk pattern.

Teacher’s Notes: Perfect Patterns KS1 (PDF)

Perfect Patterns KS2 (PDF)
Curriculum Links: Maths, Design and Technology, Art, History

Refugees Diary: KS2
The Huguenots were forced to leave France because of their religion. How would it feel to be forced to leave your home? What would you take with you? What would you miss? In this literacy based session we will learn about the history of Huguenots and develop our writing skills.

Teacher’s Notes: Refugees Diary (PDF)
Curriculum Links: English, PSHE, History

Elmer and the Hippos: KS1
The Hippos are forced to live with Elmer and his friends. Why did the Hippos have to move and why were the elephants unhappy about them living with them. Using the Elmer story we will introduce the topic of refugees and being forced to leave your home.

Teacher’s Notes: Elmer and the Hippos (PDF)
Curriculum Links: Citizenship, English, History, Families

Study Session: Refugees, KS2
This in depth study session will use historical Huguenot sources to look at the subject of refugees. In this session we will discuss the difference between refugees and immigration, understand the different reasons why people may have to leave their home and understand the positive impact refugees such as the Huguenots can have on the country they seek refuge in.

Teacher’s Notes: Refugees Study Session (PDF)
Curriculum Links: Citizenship, History, Geography, English

Huguenot School Day: KS1, KS2

A full day experience  from 10.30-2pm. Students will have the opportunity to step back in time and experience school life as it was for some Huguenot children. Dress up in Huguenot school uniform, sample Huguenot lessons and find out about food and punishments at the Huguenot School!

Teacher’s Notes: Huguenot School Day (PDF)

Looking for something we haven’t listed? Call 01634 789347 or email to discuss your requirements.

Some of our workshops may also be run as outreach sessions. If you are interested in outreach sessions do take a look at our bolt on crafts and our Arts Awards  as these can also be offered as outreach. Call  01634 789347 or email to discuss your requirements.