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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’.

Key info

Suitable for: KS1

Age Groups: 5-7

Subjects: English, History, Science

Topics: History Around Us, Parenting and Family, Team Building, Uniqueness

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: from £3.10 per student (£99 per session, max 32 per session)

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Min. Group Size: N/A

Max. Group Size: 32

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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