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Key Stage 2

Spring Bulbs for Schools - investigation

Available at all our museums

Plant bulbs in your school grounds to study climate change. Join this UK wide investigation and improve science and numeracy skills. All schools must apply by the end of July to take part in the following September. Free to all schools in Wales -spaces limited.

More information www.museumwales.ac.uk/scan/bulbs

Apply now: https://scan.wufoo.com/forms/spring-bulbs-for-schools-application-form/

Dates: Sept - March

Curriculum

Science, Geography and ESD&GC.

Key Stage 2

From Tip to Treasure

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Find out more about the life of Coity Tip, the former spoil heap for Big Pit, now an area rich with wildlife. Find out about species and habitats at the tip and pond, and go minibeast hunting or pond dipping. Outdoor clothing and wellies should be worn for this session.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Key Stage 2

Maggie Morgan

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Visit old Maggie in her home, and listen as she recounts tales of her childhood as a door-girl underground and of life in the nineteenth century. Maggie is happy to answer questions about living and working conditions in the early days of mining.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Tuesdays only
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Key Stage 2

Servants of the Empire

Big Pit National Coal Museum

What was life like for the thousands of children in Victorian Britain who went out to work? Draw on a variety of sources of evidence to find oput more about the lives of working children, including objects from our collections.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History; Cwricwlwm Cymreig

Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers
Free

Underground Tour

Big Pit National Coal Museum

A guided tour 90 metres underground with an ex-miner who recounts their personal experience of working underground. Key developments in the history of the coalfield are covered, to tell the story of how coal made Wales.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

History; Cwricwlwm Cymreig

Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4
FreeSelf-led

Coity Tip Trail

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Take a walk around Coity Tip, the former spoil heap for Big Pit. Learn more about the life of the tip, and the plants and animals which can be found at this mini nature reserve.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.