For Newark schools, if you are unable to visit the museum in the summer term, why not consider an outdoor activity? Book ‘Last Town Standing’ - a one-hour tour of Newark’s Civil War history, led by 17th century tour guide Mr or Mrs Twentyman for £60.
If you’re teaching your class about the British Civil Wars and you are unable to visit, you might like to borrow one of our Discovery Boxes. ‘Cavalry Officer’ allows you to handle and explore replica objects that tell the story of a soldier during the Civil Wars. ‘Newark Under Siege’ illustrates the civilian experience.
If you can’t make it to the museum, try our digital sessions, piloting in Spring 2021.
An Introduction to the Civil War - FREE Resource
Adapting our most sought-after in-person session, An Introduction to the Civil War offers a fantastic, action-packed summary of the events leading up to this hugely significant conflict, its causes and results. All put together with primary school children in mind, this expertly filmed video is a great interactive learning experience and a full lesson which asks children to physically engage with the content as well as offering breaks to discuss questions posed. The session is presented by two engaging in-costume actors who portray a variety of key characters from the period including King Charles I himself.
Our newly launched section complements the video's content by offering children a chance really get into character, making their own 17th century costumes and props beforehand including collars, hats and waistcoats.
A digital version of one of our most popular sessions. Join the townspeople of Newark during the third and final siege of Newark. Pupils will take on the roles of real people living in Newark during the Civil War. Discover the harsh realities of life under siege and the difficult choices people had to make. Pupils will work in groups to make decisions for their character. Will they decide just to save themselves or will they help each other? The session includes preparatory activities, a PowerPoint lesson with film and animation, and a facilitator to lead the session through Microsoft Teams. Available April 2021.
Object Theatre Boxes
These special boxes, new for Summer 2021, bring our objects to life with a combination of digital resources and high quality replicas of our collection.
Each box contains:
A selection of replica objects
A ‘Museum in a Box’, which uses sound files to help describe each object
A link to supporting online resources such as films, sound files, 3D scanned objects and a teacher pack of information, images and activity suggestions
Box topics currently available are 'Arms & Armour', 'Plague' and 'Make Your Own Museum'.
Hey Ho! Charlie Boy: A Civil War Sea Shanty - We're getting in on the sea shanty craze with a 17th century twist. Keeping it sea-themed, our very own shanty explores one of the primary causes of the Civil War: King Charles' ship tax!
Learning At Home Units - Our Learning at Home Units were created as modules of work to complete while learning from home. However they contain some fantastic resources to help with lesson planning too with activities including podcasts, films, reading and writing tasks, recipes, quizzes, drama and craft.