Minibeasts, Romans, Poetry, Border Reivers, Toys from the Past

Our museums offer an extensive range of activities for school children. Click on the links to our learning pages to see the full range of learning opportunities and explore our resource packs.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery offers workshops, activities and resources using the museum, its collections and exhibitions as inspiration. Highlights include a brand new KS1 session – Habitats and Minibeasts.  Other curriculum areas include WW1 and Border Reivers.  Look out for Roman Special Event Weeks and the return of our popular Egyptian and Viking Weeks.

Tullie House Learning Provision

Tullie’s Learning Team can also deliver new School Outreach sessions on Chronology, Florence Nightingale and WW2 Home Front as well as In-School Assemblies on Romans, Vikings or the Border Reivers.


The Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage

The Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage is a unique place for pupils – and teachers – of all ages.  Whether you want to improve your pupils’ creative writing skills, learn more about poetry or simply enjoy a great day of cross-curricular learning outside the classroom, a visit to Dove Cottage is always rewarding.

The Wordsworth Team can provide for primary, second and sixth form students. For the first time the Wordsworth team are now offering Poetry Readings for Schools.

Wordsworth Learning Provision


Lakeland Arts

Lakeland Arts offers a huge range of opportunities for learning at Abbot Hall, the Museum of Lakeland Life and Blackwell.  The team offers sessions for children of all ages from Early Years to KS2 – covering subjects from Hedgerows and Nests to Portraits and Toys from the Past.

The Light Within project, featured in the video below was a collaboration between artists Greit Beayart and Paul Miller, and the Lakeland Arts team working with Kirkbie Kendal School.

The Light Within – Blackwell from Dave MacFarlane on Vimeo.

  • Tullie House
  • Lakeland Arts
  • Wordsworth Trust


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