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From virtual to in person, from Toys Throughout Time to Liverpool’s Best Buildings, Museum of Liverpool offer a variety of museum-led workshops for EYFS to KS2 students. These workshops will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of your students by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts and objects.

Overview of Museum of Liverpool Workshops

Using feedback from teachers, Museum of Liverpool has designed curriculum-linked virtual and at venue workshops for Key Stages EYFS – 2.

Museum of Liverpool’s virtual classrooms are delivered via Microsoft Teams and last 50 minutes each, with capacity for up to 32 students.

Museum of Liverpool’s at venue workshops are museum led and last up to 60 minutes each, with capacity for up to 30/32 students.

Museum of Liverpool Virtual Workshop

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The Amazing History of Liverpool

Discover the amazing history of Liverpool with this virtual workshop from National Museums Liverpool.

The Museum of Liverpool offers an exciting opportunity for students to discover the history of Liverpool from the time of the first Stone Age settlers to the present day. Exploring the reasons why Liverpool became so important and some of the key characters that made it possible.

The Museum of Liverpool’s journey begins with a question; how old is Liverpool? In this demonstrator-led virtual workshop they introduce pupils to the times before Liverpool was named and move on to when King John declared Liverpool a town. Each period is brought to life by costumes, games and by exploring their unique collection of historical objects.

Suitable for: KS2
Subjects: Citizenship, English, Geography, History, PSHE

Find out more about National Museum’s Liverpool’s The Amazing History of Liverpool Virtual Workshop.

Museum of Liverpool at Venue Workshops

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Little Liverpool – Early Years & KS1

A fun hands-on workshop from the Museum of Liverpool for early years students to create their own Liverpool.

This workshop will allow students a safe and fun environment to help develop their communication and alphabet skills.

The Museum of Liverpool’s Little Liverpool Gallery is a hands-on world where the students can sail boats and fish for pretend marine creatures and rubbish.  Students will be encouraged to investigate, explore and learn.

Suitable for: EYFS & KS1
Subjects: English, Geography, History

Find out more about National Museums Liverpool’s Little Liverpool – Early Years Workshop.

Find out more about National Museums Liverpool’s Little Liverpool – KS1 Workshop.

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Toys Through Time

Museum of Liverpool’s interactive and fun workshop educating students on the change and progression of toys throughout history.

This workshop uses original and replica toys from the Museum of Liverpool’s handling collection to examine toys that people in the past played with. Students will look at how toys have changed through time by examining their materials, colours and how they’ve been made.

Students will learn the differences in materials, design and technology and how these provide clues about the age of the toys. Various toys are arranged on a mini timeline based on their materials and technology. Students will get the chance to work together to use their knowledge of materials, technology and design to sort a range of toys into ‘older’ and ‘newer’.

Suitable for: KS1
Subjects: English, History, Science

Find out more about National Museums Liverpool’s Toys Through Time Workshop.

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Gateway to the World Workshop

An interactive workshop from the Museum of Liverpool detailing the significance of the River Mersey.

This interactive workshop considers the significance of the River Mersey and Liverpool’s geographical location, and how trade and immigration helped it develop into one of the world’s leading port cities.

Students will discuss when goods, such as cotton, tea and sugar, were first traded in Liverpool, where they came from and what would have happened to the goods after they entered the docks. The geographic location of each trade item will be identified on an interactive whiteboard world map by the demonstrator.

Suitable for: KS2
Subjects: English, History, Geography

Find out more about National Museums Liverpool’s Gateway to the World Workshop.

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Best Buildings

A creative workshop from The Museum of Liverpool to engage students in Liverpool’s cityscape.

The Maritime Museum’s Best Buildings workshop will encourage students to get creative and develop observational skills in a fun and safe environment.

Students will be encouraged to look closely at ‘The Liverpool Cityscape’ painting and will be asked if they recognise features within the painting including buildings. Additional questioning focuses on colours, patterns, shapes, sounds that might be heard and how students feel about the painting.

Students will be inspired by Ben Johnson’s ‘The Liverpool Cityscape’ painting and the iconic buildings of Liverpool to create a collage to take back to school.

Suitable for: KS1
Subjects: Art & Design, English, History, Geography

Find out more about National Museums Liverpool’s Best Buildings Workshop.

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Remembering the First World War

An interactive workshop from the Museum of Liverpool educating students on the local people and animals involved in the First World War.

This workshop uses real and replica objects from the Museum of Liverpool’s handling collection combined with hands on activities to give students an overview of some of the experiences of local people and animals who participated in the First World War.

Students will be able to examine photographs of local soldiers and animals who were involved in the First World War along with real and replica objects in character bags. Changes in battle technology will also be discussed and the devastating impact of these considered.

Suitable for: KS2
Subjects: Citizenship, English, History

Find out more about National Museums Liverpool’s Remembering the First World War Workshop.

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