School Workshops

Explore our broad range of half-day (90 mins) workshops including interactive sessions in our new museum galleries and exploratory adventures in the magical Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery.

We offer a memorable day out for your group, whether your purpose is to inspire learning at the start of a topic, or to build on knowledge previously learned in class.

Pair two sessions to create a whole day experience and make use of our lunchroom (must be requested at time of booking.)

NB: For Roald Dahl visits the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery Experience takes place in the gallery itself. Other Roald Dahl linked workshops take place in a learning room at the museum.

Age Group

How did the first people in Bucks live and how did their discoveries impact our lives today?

Learn all about the changing face of Bucks 4000 years ago with this interactive workshop. Through gallery exploration, object handling and hands-on crafts, pupils will explore how early humans lived and developed through the stone, bronze and iron ages.

Pupils will become Time Detectives as they explore the clues left behind by the Anglo-Saxons of Bucks! Discover the Lenborough Hoard, excavate genuine Saxon artifacts, try out traditional crafts and unearth the mystery of the Aston-Clinton ‘princess’ with this hands-on workshop.

This hands-on workshop allows children to investigate a range of toys, from the Romans to the present day. They will explore how different materials have been used for toys throughout history, discuss similarities and differences between old and modern toys and make their own Victorian toy to take home!

What was life like when Discover Bucks Museum was a Tudor Guild Hall?

Pupils will become Time Detectives as they investigate the diary of William Paget and hunt for clues of what life looked like for the Tudors of Aylesbury. This hands-on workshop will allow pupils to explore how the Tudors ate, dressed and played through a range of hands-on activities.

What was life like in Roman Bucks?

During this workshop, groups will explore how the Romans dressed, cooked, played, and fought through object handling, gallery exploration and hands-on, multi-sensory activities.

Welcome to the fabulous Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery where children can explore the world around them through the stories of Roald Dahl; crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox’s tunnel, investigate minibeasts inside the Giant Peach and discover sound with the BFG. Plus much more hands on Science fun!

The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery Science Adventure

Enormous Crocodile workshop

Explore our wildlife gallery and find out what makes crocodiles the perfect predators. Then create a predator puppet of your own!

Matilda Workshop

Investigate Matilda’s links to Bucks and be inspired by her love of reading. Design your own book bag to take back home (or to a library!)

Explore the wonderful world of minibeasts in this bug-collecting workshop. Get creative designing your own bug and think up a name for the new specimen.

Buckets Workshop

Think about what life is like for the Bucket family and help Charlie’s bedridden grandparents experience the joy of the outside world by making them a new museum-inspired quilt.

BFG Workshop

Discover our museum collections and make magical dream bottles full of creative-writing inspiration to take back to school.

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