Tullie House Museum reveals events programme for 2016/2017

Date Posted: 08/08/2016

The history, nature and art museum, Tullie House Museum in Carlisle, will host a range of Primary school learning events for the 2016/2017 academic year.

The sessions will cover topics in subjects including English, History and Art.

Art from the National Gallery: Hogarth’s ‘The Shrimp Girl’ is suitable for both Key Stages 1 and 2 and will run from 10th September to 4th December.

The session will give pupils a chance to see the work of William Hogarth as well as take part in an art appreciation session that will include creative writing and crafts.

Those looking to focus on both the Art and English curriculums can visit Tullie House Museum between 5th November and 5th February 2017, when the museum will be hosting an exhibition on Quentin Blake’s illustrations of the Roald Dahl children’s classic BFG.

A hands-on creative workshop led by Tullie House staff, along with a visit and tour of Carlisle Library, an exploration of fiction and non-fiction, as well as storytelling for younger classes, forms this BFG session.

Meanwhile for History-related sessions, Tullie House Museum – along with Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life – will run a First World War Week for Key Stage 2 from 14th to 18th November. Object handling sessions and exhibitions will help students explore the life of Cumbrians during World War One.

Egyptian Week from 6th to 10th February will provide a full day exploration of Ancient Egypt and will include a visit from Inesti, an Egyptian farmer’s wife, object handling and a craft activity.

There’s also a Viking Week (13th to 17th March 2017), a Reivers Week (5th to 9th June 2017) and a Romans Week (26th to 30th June 2017), which are all suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils.

For more information call 01228-618725, e-mail sarah.forster@tulliehouse.org or visit www.tulliehouse.co.uk/your-visit/learning.

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