Archaeology for All KS2

Pupils will study the history of the local area employing the historical enquiry skills used by archaeologists. Pupils will discover how fragments of history can help build up a picture of the past.

UPDATE

As well as the our existing sites we are now running our Archaeology for All programme at an additional site – the historic Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe. Please contact us to learn more.

Session 1

On the riverside pupils will develop an understanding of what the Thames is like today and gain knowledge of river geography. Fieldwork on the foreshore involves collecting and identifying historical artefacts as evidence of river settlement. This session will enable pupils to gain an understanding and awareness of the past and compare it to the present day.

Session 2

Indoor activities will enable pupils to learn how to distinguish between different materials and identify and date artefacts using specially designed sorting boards. Pupils will investigate how artefacts found around the Thames help us to build a picture of London’s history. By doing this they will gain a chronological knowledge from pre-history to present day.

Site

Museum of London, Museum of London Docklands, Greenwich, Brunel Museum, Southwark, Fulham Palace.

Duration

 Full day programme at all sites (except Southwark). Half days at all sites (except Fulham Palace).

Please help us preserve London’s heritage by not taking artefacts from the foreshore

Please read our artefact policy