We are always willing to have school groups or groups such a Brownies or Cubs visit the centre, or to come to you with some of our archive material. There are some ready made packages available as outlined below, but we a more than happy to create and deliver a session to suit your requirements, in virtually any curriculum area! Contact us to discuss a bespoke package.
Escape Game Mysteries
Escape games have become an increasingly popular way to engage children in problem solving activities and they add a different dimension to discovering more about local history. We have four escape games available to play. Each game can be played as a class, as small groups, or adapted to form part of a family learning day or event. Each game covers a different aspect of the history of the town and uses real historical material as the basis for the story and the activities. Children have the opportunity to explore artifacts and photographs in a fun and interactive way. Useful as a starter to a topic, a summary of a topic, or as a team building activity! Please contact us for further information.
A thief has threaten to steal all of Lady Aylsham's treasures. Follow the clues to find the name of the thief. Covers the general history of the town. Approx 1 hour running time Suitable for KS2 and above due to reading demands.
Workhouse Woes – The Master’s Mystery!
The master has lost the name of an apprentice. Follow all the clues to discover their name and where they are going to work, Covers life in Aylsham Workhouse. Approx 1 hour running time Suitable for KS2 and above due to reading demands.
A page has fallen out of the school photo album. Solve all the clues to find all the photographs and find out about the history of schools in the town. Approx 45mins - 1 hour running time Suitable for KS1 - reading only required for instructions
You have been invited to Queen Victoria's jubilee party in the Market Place. Collect all the things you need to be able to go to the party.
Approx 45mins - 1 hour running time Suitable for KS1 - reading only required for instructions
These workshops concentrate on children using a range of historical artifacts to create a character and then use this character as a basis for writing letters or diaries. We can adapt a workshop to suit your curriculum needs.
We are more than happy to work with you to create a bespoke session. Please do get in touch.
“ A Victorian day with the WOW factor! – Jayne really brought the day to life and gave the Victorian Aylsham topic a great start. This really encouraged the children to think about what they would like to find out about and what skills they would need” (Head Teacher - John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School)
"Yesterday was brilliant, the children were so inspired and have been talking about all the different interesting things about the history of Aylsham, so thank you very much and I have told everyone else how much the children learnt." (Class teacher - St Michael's Infant and Nursery School)
Learning Officer rates are £50 an hour. Morning session £150, Afternoon session £100. Charges and an outline of the services on offer can be downloaded here. There is also a resource/preparation charge of 1 hour in addition to the hourly rate. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.