All of our workshops have been re-assessed and adapted in line with Covid-19 guidelines and come with Risk Assessments outlining our Covid-secure procedures. Please note that teachers and adult helpers are responsible for students’ behaviour and safety at all times. We will discuss all workshops in detail on booking and offer familiarisation visits for onsite sessions.

Bring your class to No.1 Royal Crescent and experience life as a guest or servant at one the finest addresses in Georgian Bath. We are offering a reduced selection of workshops for KS1 and KS2 (and Foundation Years). All of our KS1 and KS2 workshops last 2 hours and include an immersive tour of the house, some object handling and a creative activity. A learning trail is also incorporated to help students make the most of a tour of all the 10 rooms in the house.

All workshops last 2 hours, cost £5.50 per student (adults free at a ratio of 1:6, any additional adults cost £4 each), and include an immersive tour of the house.

Workshops

Meet the Georgians workshop

Meet the Georgians

KS2

Mrs Notts, the Housekeeper will greet you and introduce you to the life of a Georgian family and their servants living at No.1 Royal Crescent. Students will be offered the chance to try on costumes and have the opportunity to handle historical artefacts and write a diary entry with quill, ink and sealing wax.

This workshop can also be run as an outreach session in school. See below for more details.

This workshop links to the History, Literacy and Art and Design curriculum

  • Pupils will learn about significant people, places and events in their locality after 1066
  • Pupils will make a local history study

All workshops last 2 hours, cost £5.50 per student (adults free at a ratio of 1:6, any additional adults cost £4 each), and include an immersive tour of the house.

Meet the Housekeeper

KS1

Mrs Notts the Housekeeper will greet you and introduce you to the life of a servant at No.1 Royal Crescent with costumes, role-play and the chance to wash laundry and use a carpet beater. Examine original objects including a teapot and butter pats.

This workshop links to the History, English and Science curriculum

  • Pupils will learn about significant people, places and events in their locality after 1066
  • Pupils will make a local history study

All workshops last 2 hours, cost £5.50 per student (adults free at a ratio of 1:6, any additional adults cost £4 each), and include an immersive tour of the house.

Preparing for a Party

KS1

Lady Amelia will welcome you to No.1 and teach you the rules of refined behaviour. Dress up as an elegant Georgian lady or gentleman, learn fan language, handle historical artefacts then learn a traditional Georgian dance for a ball.

This workshop links to the History and Art and Design curriculum

  • Pupils will learn about significant people, places and events in their locality after 1066
  • Pupils will make a local history study

All workshops last 2 hours, cost £5.50 per student (adults free at a ratio of 1:6, any additional adults cost £4 each), and include an immersive tour of the house.

The Building of Bath

KS1

No.1 Royal Crescent is a grand house designed in the Classical style. Explore its architectural features and discover the secrets of Georgian design. Create your own Ionic, Doric or Corinthian column following the Orders of Architecture.

This workshop links to the History, Geography, D&T, Maths and Art and Design curriculum

  • Pupils will learn about significant people, places and events in their locality after 1066
  • Pupils will make a local history study

All workshops last 2 hours, cost £5.50 per student (adults free at a ratio of 1:6, any additional adults cost £4 each), and include an immersive tour of the house.

Loan Boxes

We can also offer specially made loan boxes available for hire in schools, each themed around our museum sites to inspire your pupils to engage with different elements of the Curriculum in your classroom. These exciting boxes use a combination of genuine and replica objects to handle, costumes to try on and extensive teacher’s notes with information, a PowerPoint, lesson plans and activity suggestions to help you make the most of the box.

These are perfect to borrow to support classroom learning before or after a visit to the Museum, or simply as a standalone experience.

Each box is available to hire at £25 for a minimum 2 week hire, each additional week (up to 6 weeks total) costs £15.

The following boxes are currently available to borrow:

  • Back in time for dinner (KS1/2) Learn all about 18th Century food, the tools they used, the foods they ate, the smells of the kitchen and the clothes the cook would have worn.
  • Below Stairs (KS1/2) Meet the servants at No.1. Learn about the daily working lives of each servant, try on costumes and hot seat the characters, handle genuine and replica artefacts and experience the smells of the service areas of a Georgian household
  • Life Above Stairs (KS1/2) Explore the extravagent lives of the family living ‘upstairs’ at No.1, what would they have worn for an evening of entertainment? What accessories would they have carried? Try on costumes, handle artefacts and learn the art of Georgian etiquette.
Below Stairs Box
Life Above Stairs Box

Outreach Workshops

If you are unable to bring your class to the museum we can also arrange to come to you. Our outreach sessions designed to be interactive and informative and can be tailored to suit individual learning objectives. We will bring all materials needed for an activity as well as artefacts from our handling collection and some costumes to try on. Sessions are either 1 or 1.5 hours depending on the age of pupils. The cost will depend on how many sessions will be run in the day. Please contact us for more information: learning@bptrust.org.uk

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