Join our character actor and find out about the grim ways the Victorian pit doctor treated the illnesses from blood-sucking leeches and broken bones to amputations without anaesthetic. Explore the themes of sickness and health in industry through objects and hands-on activities.
Combine your visit to see our new exhibition 'From Pithead to Sick Bed and Beyond'. Find out about the dangers of a miner’s life before the NHS and health and safety.
*Please note that while most pupils will enjoy the session, some of our more sensitive visitors may find the topic a little worrying. We are happy to talk through any concerns you may have.
Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, reading
Welsh Baccalaureate-Foundation and Intermediate Levels
A range of presentations, talks, object handling, workshops and character actor sessions will support the core study for the four elements for Wales, Europe and the World for Foundation and Intermediate levels of study.
Please see Teacher Notes PDF below for more information.
Essential Skills Wales/Wider Key Skills: Communication, Application of ICT.
The First World War Education Project
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.