Key Stage 2
Share seasonal stories and songs around the fire with storyteller Mair Tomos Ifans, make a Christmas decoration to take home and see the quarrymen's houses decorated for the festive season.
Vivian Quarry Walk
An opportunity to go beyond the museum itself to the foot of the Vivian Quarry and towards the Quarry Hospital to hear more about the quarrymen’s dangerous work on the rockface and in the splitting sheds and to see some innovative Victorian inventions such as the blondin and the incline.
Step back in time and see Margiad the washerwoman busy at work. A fantastic opportunity for pupils to take part in role-play and learn about the everyday life of Victorian women.
Behind the scenes at the Museum
A series of activities to help pupils understand the varied work of the Slate Museum.
Full steam ahead!
Meet Una, our steam locomotive and find more about this powerful Victorian invention.
What's Wood got to do with it?
A guided tour through the eyes of our Carpenter. An opportunity to learn more about the sleeper shed, the timber crane, the water wheel, the foundry and some of the amazing wooden patterns in our collection.
Search for snails. Take part in this fun but important biodiversity study to find alien snails.
Gain excellent experience in identifying local animals and the chance to contribute to a real experiment taking part at the National Museum of Wales. Take a closer look at some of our local and 'alien' snails and find out what effect a changing temperature could be having on the gardens of Wales.
Visit the snail search web pages to find out how to take part www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/scan/snails/
Use the activity sheet to get searching...
Science & ESD
Spring Bulbs for Schools - investigation
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
Applications form: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/1738/
Science, Geography and ESD&GC.