Key Stage 2, Teachers
FreeIn school

Maths in Museums

Available at all our museums
Maths in Museums

A new digital resource to support the numeracy framework in primary schools.

22 bilingual activities for year 6 pupils to support geometry, number, data and measuring skills.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with See Science. The toolkit is sponsored by the National Science Academy grant scheme.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
Teachers
FreeSelf-led

Pickets, Police and Politics - The Miners' Strike of 1984-1985

Big Pit National Coal Museum
Pickets, Police and Politics: The Miners' Strike 1984-1985
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeIn school

Children of the Revolution

Big Pit National Coal Museum

It is 1842. Industry is growing and growing and Britain is becoming tremendously rich. Many of the working people of Britain, however, seem to be constantly poor, hungry and ill. Some Members of Parliament are very worried about this, and Queen Victoria has ordered a special inquiry to discover why her people are suffering so much.

You are a special inspector, sent to Blaenavon to find out what it is really like to live and work in a new industrial town. You will investigate the four aspects of life described in the tasks below, and gather evidence for a report back to the Queen. In this report you should describe what you have learned and suggest what you think should be done to improve the lives of working people.

Children of the Revolution
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Coity Tip

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Coal was mined at Big Pit for over 100 years. As the coal was dug out, tons of ‘spoil’ or waste was brought to the surface and tips like this were formed. In mining areas, the environment paid a harsh price for powering the nation.

Coity Tip
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Geiriau Glo (Welsh only)

Big Pit National Coal Museum
Geiriau Glo

Pecyn adnoddau i diwtoriaid Cymraeg ei ddefnyddio yn Big Pit: Amgueddfa Loafol Cymru.

Mae Geiriau Glo yn adnodd rhyngweithiol sy’n cynnig cyfle i diwtoriaid a dysgwyr i ddysgu, datblygu a gloywi iaith trwy fanteisio ar holl adnoddau Big Pit.

Geiriau Glo (Welsh only)
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers
FreeIn school

The First World War Education Project

Big Pit National Coal Museum

The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.