Schools & Learning

Our highly experienced learning team offer an exciting programme of activities for primary pupils. 

What’s in the Museum?

A visit to Arundel Museum can include a workshop, museum gallery visit, handling objects sessions and suggested self-guided town walk trail.
Our workshops have been carefully designed to support many areas of the National Curriculum.
We can adapt the core programme topics to suit individual class needs.
We have a highly experienced team who are pleased to devise individual programmes for groups with additional needs.
The cost is £4 per child for a visit and workshop

Chronology

Chronology – from pre history to 20th Century KS1/2 pupils become history detectives working together handling objects from the collections. Ideas are shared as the lives of the people of the town are revealed.

Medieval Realms KS1/2

The first Arundel Castle was built shortly after the Battle of Hastings. It was a motte and bailey design. The students will take part in the Knights Chivalry Challenge in the gallery. Finding out more about life of the people of the town and inside the Castle. Fairs, Markets and the impact of Church all feature in the workshop where artefacts, model catapults and costumes are used

Arundel and the 
Civil War

Discover what happened during the civil war, the events leading up to the siege of Arundel Castle in 1643. Also how it affected the town of Arundel as well as those trapped inside the Castle.

Amazing Arundel

Why is the town here? KS2 pupils use maps and photographs, objects and costume to inspire investigation and debate. A town walk is recommended during the visit.

Geography

The town is ideal for pupils to carry out shopping, traffic and tourist surveys. Maps, photographs and the objects in the Museum Gallery enable an excellent introduction to this type of project. Arundel Museum is also the Tourist Information Point for the town.

History

Workshop sessions include: Causes and consequences of historical events Interpretation of primary and secondary evidence Making of the United Kingdom Britain and Empire

Fossils

Arundel Museum’s exhibits and handling collection of fossils are used to introduce younger students to the types of animals that lived in the area many millions of years ago.  Activities could include the making of fossils using salt dough.  For older students, the Museum’s fossils can be used to explore the life-style of the fossil creatures more broadly, under the topic of ‘Jurassic Seas’.  The sessions are led by Museum volunteers who have work experience as teachers, and one who is a geologist.

This workshop could be adapted for the curriculum being studied. Please get in touch to discuss your class requirements.

Special Needs Groups

We are experienced in working with these groups, and all our workshop presentations can be modified to suit individual student needs.

Please get in touch

All our workshops can be adapted to support the specific topic areas being studied. 

If you have particular requirements for your visit, then please contact us office@arundelmuseum.org.

Museum in a Box

A very special resource for schools. 

Museum in a Box is an amazing set of resources which Teachers can hire for use in their own schools.

The team have brought together objects from the collections, practical activities and illustrated materials which support the National Curriculum.

Our first resource boxes are

Jurassic Seas

Arundel Museum’s exhibits and handling collection of fossils are used to introduce younger students to the types of animals that lived in the area many millions of years ago.  Activities could include the making of fossils using salt dough.  For older students, the Museum’s fossils can be used to explore the life-style of the fossil creatures more broadly, under the topic of ‘Jurassic Seas’.  The sessions are led by Museum volunteers who have work experience as teachers, and one who is a geologist.

This workshop could be adapted for the curriculum being studied. Please get in touch to discuss your class requirements.

The Romans are Coming

A superb collection of artefacts and archaeology from the excavations in Arundel together with costumes, games and replicas will enable teachers and pupils to understand the impact of Romans in the area. 

Amazing Arundel

COMING SOON! With the River Arun at its heart and the Castle dominating the town it has a rather unique history…  Objects from the collections, photographs, costume, maps and stories support learning across many areas of the curriculum.

To hire a box please email the museum office on office@arundelmuseum.org
The cost to hire a box is £7 per week or £30 per half term