The number 1 way to deliver new history curriculum outcomes

Visit the Abbey Museum for our Indigenous, first contact, medieval, and ancient civiliations education programs, all designed to meet the criteria of the new national curriculum.

We have so many schools come to experience our fantastic education programs, and our Archaeological Digs are all time favourites.

We bet you didn’t realise that students as young as 5, in Prep can also experience the thrill of digging up Ancient Egypt?

Recently some students from St.Michael’s College visited the  Museum to participate in a specially designed hands on experience, they excavated, they learned about mummification (very much enjoying wrapping up a classmate), they dressed up in authentic Egyptian dress and had their faces painted.

Our education programs are specially designed to be fun whilst at the same time teaching historical knowledge and understanding, and historical skills.

We hope you enjoy watching the delight on the faces of the little ones as they carefully excavate replica objects from the dig, the team work is priceless and the commitment to the process …

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An Archaeological Dig for Free?

 

How would you like a free Archaeological Dig at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology? 

 

Calling All Volunteers for the Annual Archeological Dig dig-out!

Why should everyone else have all the fun?

Tour Groups have enjoyed this!

The Red Hat Ladies have enjoyed our dig.

School kids enjoy this!

Our digs are on offer all year round with our school programmes.

It’s that time of year again were we need volunteers To help dig out the digs and sieve the soil.

This is your chance to get into the actual dig we use here on site.

So if you are available Friday 30th November …

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Play-Based learning is so much fun at Cutie Curators' Club!

Our Cutie Curators Club is thriving.

We thought you might be interested in an excerpt from our current Cutie Curators Club’s newsletter.   This is written by our lovely Cutie Curators’  Club new co-ordinator, Fleur Capewell.

Enjoy.  🙂

 

Cutie Curator Club newsletter (extract)

Hasn’t term three gone quickly?  Our Cutie Curators have had lots of adventrues this term; we have built castles and invaded them, travelled to the moon and even competed in the Abbey Olympics.

Our curators have followed pirate maps and hunted for treasure, made some beautiful mosaics and explored musical instruments from all over the world.

Hats and Shoes week included discovering that there is a ‘real’ Queens’ shoe as part of the museum collection and we talked about the different functions of the shoes and hats in the exhibits.  Flags, feathers and food gave us an insight into different ways of expressing ourselves using colour, and how colourful displays can give us information.

Out curators made some fantastic fathers day crafts, and some ‘worlds greatest dad’ awards for …

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