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Learn about the culture, beliefs and achievements of this ancient African Kingdom as you handle replica artefacts made especially for the Horniman in modern day Benin City.

Uncover the stories behind brass plaques by carefully decoding the symbols and clues within them; discover how the Oba used objects to show his power; and see the stages of the incredible Lost Wax Process.

Key info

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Age Groups: 7-11, 11-14

Subjects: Anthropology, Citizenship, English, Geography, History

Topics: Africa, Black History, Human & Physical Geography, Maps, Reading, Storytelling, Team Building, Signs & Symbols

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: £75 plus VAT for non-fee paying schools, and a higher rate for fee-paying schools

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Group Size: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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