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Key Stage 3 & 4

National Slate Museum

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Vivian Quarry Walk

National Slate Museum

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.

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).
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4
FreePilot Session

Behind the scenes at the Museum

National Slate Museum

A series of activities to help pupils understand the varied work of the Slate Museum.

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education
FreePilot Session

What's Wood got to do with it?

National Slate Museum

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.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.