Primary - Prehistory

How can a museum visit support learning about this topic?

The galleries that link to this topic are:  

The Ice Age to Iron Age gallery, where you can see a variety of objects from Stone Age to the Iron Age, including stone tools, bronze swords, prehistoric jewellery, animal bones and a Bronze Age burial cist. The gallery shows how new developments in materials changed life in prehistory. Most of the objects were collected from sites in North East England, giving the topic local relevance which can help bring it to life for your pupils. 

We have workshops (led by museum staff) and bookable resources (to support you during school-led time in the galleries) for this topic. We also have printable activities that you can use in school-led time.

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How much will a visit cost?

School-led visits and workshops are free. 

The only activity in the museum that incurs a cost is visiting the planetarium. A planetarium showing for up to 31 people (including supervising adults) is £75.00, with every second showing half-price.

When can we visit, and how do we make a booking enquiry?

If you would like a workshop as part of your day: Mondays and Wednesdays in term-time.

If you don’t want to book a workshop, and want to be self-led in the galleries: We can typically accommodate you on a term-time date of your choice.  Please still book with us so we can organise coat and bag storage, a lunch space, and greeting you on arrival.

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