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History KS 1-2
History KS1-2

From Castles to Romans, Ancient Egypt to Ancient Greece, from the Great Fire of London to Tudors, and from Homes and Houses to the Victorians we have a range of workshops and activities that will inspire a love of history.

Find out more about our Primary History programme.

History KS 3-5

From Crime to the Industrial Revolution, from Tudor Rebellions to the Slave Trade, to the struggle for the vote and the First World War, we have a range of resources that can be used to help the teaching of History at KS 3-5.

Find out about our Secondary History programme.


Information about visits

We run visits and workshops at our 5 outstanding venues: Oriental Musuem, Palace Green Library, Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology, Durham Castle and the Botanic Garden.

Find out more about our workshops and outreach programme for EYFS to KS5 students.



Discover how our collections and venues can be used to support literacy. We can also run special Talk for Writing and Dare to Inspire sessions.

Learn more about our Literacy workshops.


The collections in our care can be used to inspire a wide range of art-based sessions. With specialist sessions focusing on China, Japan, the natural world, Lindisfarne Gospels and signs and symbols, there is much to inspire and enthuse.

Discover more about our art-based workshops.


Struggling for ideas and resources for the study of Citizenship? Find out how we can help with our activity-based outreach programme.


Find out more about our workshops for citizenship.


World cultures

With collections from the Near and Middle East, India, Tibet, Korea, China, Japan and Europe we offer a diverse range of workshops that consider aspects of world cultures.

Find out more about our workshops focusing on world cultures.



From habitats and adaptations to minibeasts and camouflage, from magnetism to mummification we have lots of activities and workshops designed to stimulate an interest in science.

Learn more about our science based workshops.

Other curriculum areas

Our collections can be used for a wide range of subjects. Find out more about our programme of workshops focusing on RE, Geography, D&T, Drama and Modern Languages.

Find out more about other aspects of our programme.