Discover local history on your doorstep with Bradford Museums

To be completed by: Fri 30 Mar 2018

Time: -Fri 30 Mar 2018 | Venue:

Explore a house from 1666 to help your pupils understand life at the time of the Great Fire of London. In our workshop especially designed for Year 2, pupils use the historic room settings at Bolling Hall Museum and work in groups to create their own scenes of the Great Fire.

Over at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery*, pupils use an original Lowry painting from 1952 to help them understand what life was like in the past.  Pupils then create their own landscape piece after looking at shape and colour then relate Lowry’s landscape to their own locality. 

Or choose an introduction to Bradford artist, David Hockney (who celebrated his 80th birthday in July) where pupils investigate his chosen methods and colours to create their own artwork.  We can run this Hello Hockney workshop at 1 hour for £76 so it is the perfect introduction to local history and art, especially for Year 1.

At Bradford Industrial Museum, let your topic - and pupils’ curiosity - guide you around the museum in our enquiry based workshop The Art and Science of Noticing.   We offer a transport focussed session for Year 2 using maps then pupils create their own transport timeline choosing from carts, carriages, a tram, a trolleybus, a steam train, bicycles, motorcycles plus a large collection of Bradford made Jowett cars and vans.

Our KS1 workshops are normally 1.5 hours long (at £96):

Great Fire of London: Life At The Time at Bolling Hall Museum, Bowling Hall Road, BD4 7LP

Lowry Landscapes and Hello Hockney at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Lister Park, BD9 4NS   *Cartwright Hall workshops are only available from February 2018

The Art & Science of Noticing: Transport Focus at Bradford Industrial Museum, Eccleshill, BD2 3HP

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“An inspiring start to our topic with very knowledge-able staff and age appropriate resources. ” 

“The children’s skills development increased as there was lots of opportunity to explore, observe and gather first hand evidence.”
Quotes from Year 2 class teachers


Rebecca Dawson
Learning and Outreach Officer (Museums)


Sport and Culture 
Tel: 01535 618234 Mobile: 07582101410

Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley BD20 6LH 


Published: 02/01/2018
Audience: All Primary Schools
Contact: Rebecca Dawson

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