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Discover the exciting story of the 1588 Armada and its place in history.

The Armada programme is designed to breathe life into a pivotal moment in English history through interactive maps, replica handling sessions and a guided exploration of a 16th-century galleon.

Students will utilise the unique environment of their galleon and its replica collection to help them wrestle with the key historical question: ‘Why did the Armada fail?’

Students will also be provided with their pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise the factors that impacted the failure of the 1588 Armada and be able to argue their importance.
  • To utilise the environment of the ship and its replica collection to gain a clear understanding of the difficulties and dangers faced by 16th-century mariners and how they relate to the 1588 Armada.
  • To develop historical skills of enquiry, comparison and debate.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Ages: 11-14, 14-16

Subjects: History

Topics: Tudors, Elizabethans, Explorers, Sir Francis Drake

Type: At Venue

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £7 per student

Dates: Ongoing

Min. Students: 15

Max. Students: Groups larger than 30 will be split in multiple sessions

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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