Become an Exhibit Explorer around the Museum itself.
Younger visitors are helped by Ross the mouse, to find various objects within the museum. They are encouraged to write about them or draw the artefacts and hunt for fascinating facts. Worksheets, clipboards and pencils are provided on arrival. Older visitors can accept our code breakers challenge, where you will need to crack the codes, cyphers and gather information from around the museum.
Meet a Miner
Meet a Miner and ask them questions about their job.
One of our most valuable resources are our Marvelous Miners. A unique and enlightening way to gain insight into past lives, is to “Meet a Miner” who worked in the Kent Coalfield.
All school visits include a session where children can Meet a Miner, handle genuine objects and artefacts and take part in a question-and-answer session. This is a great Local History Study, and allows for lots of cross-curricular learning inspired by the visit, including art and literacy.
All school visits include a session where children can Meet a Miner, handle genuine objects and artefacts and take part in a question-and-answer session. Younger audiences take part in a fun interactive drama based session to explore a day in the life of a miner.
Sessions are tailored to different age groups as required.
Want to book for a school visit?
Please complete this form, providing as much information as possible. Once your request has been received, you will be sent a booking confirmation and an invoice.
We require 50% of your invoice to be settled upon booking, in order to secure your date. The remaining 50% is to be settled no later than 14 days in advance of your visit.