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Museum Schools Services

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum works closely with nearby Gold Hill Museum to offer a range of educational services.

We cover many aspects of local history and archaeology, to include particular periods such as prehistory, Romans, Saxons and Victorians. We are also happy to plan a bespoke session, such as one we did recently on the topic 'Being a Historian'. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and to arrange a visit. We are also pleased to come to you and deliver workshops at your school.

At the Abbey we offer two types of workshop, ‘Medieval Life at the Abbey’ and ‘Hands-on Archaeology’. Both are supported by teachers’ background information and activity instructions for your visit on our website.

The Teacher's Introduction will give you an outline.

A member of the Abbey Education team will greet you on arrival and give your group a short introductory talk as well as the practical information you need, such as location of toilets, storing bags/coats etc. Both museums have education rooms suitable for school groups.

The activities are self-led unless otherwise indicated, and we will supply all the materials and resources you need, and a helping hand where necessary!

Please explore our education pages for further details and contact us with any queries regarding bookings. In response to the current high cost of energy and its effect on school budgets, we are offering our workshops and school visits without charge for the 2023/24 academic year.  We look forward to greeting you and your class soon.

email  call 01747 852910

Please note all our policies, including Safeguarding and Risk Assessments are available upon request.

   Medieval Life at the Abbey Activities


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