Learning at Cliffe Castle Museum

Welcome to Cliffe Castle’s Learning & Outreach programme.

We provide a range of educational opportunities and cultural experiences to support your curriculum needs. Our workshops, offered at a range of costs, cater for fully supported workshops, introductory sessions or self-service visits. See below for details and please note that our prices are valid until the end of March 2017

To make a booking or for further information, please contact learning@bradford.gov.uk or 01535 618234

  • Self service resources

    Keystage: Early years and KS1

    Early Years and KS1 groups can enjoy our dolls house, builders rocks, sit on sheep, tactile cards, dressing up and even create their own Keighley building with our building blocks.

    Themed tactile bags for Airedale (Fossil), Natural History and Working Landscapes galleries, Nursery Rhyme bags to use in different areas of the museum, Park explorer bags. Booking essential please contact learning@bradford.gov.uk 01535 618234
    £32 per session

  • Living Things & Their Habitats: Who's Coming to Dinner?

    Keystage: KS1

    Curriculum links to Science

    In this fun and hands on workshop pupils prepare for an animal dinner party by naming animals, micro habitats and sources of food for a range of animals in the local environment.
    1 hour workshop
    £75 per class

  • Art & Science of Noticing: Keighley Explorer

    Keystage: KS1

    Curriculum links to Art, History & English
    A workshop which uses the museum’s collections to support children to make links between Keighley, the world around them and historical people and places. Pupils investigate the collections and objects through hands on activities and are guided by their own curiosity to create personal responses.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Animal, Skeleton, Skull

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Science
    By studying animal skeletons, pupils will explore which bones and muscles help animals to move in different ways. A bit of detective work will help pupils to correctly identify 10 skulls ranging from hippo to mouse!
    1 hour workshop
    £75 per class

  • Animals & Habitats

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Science

    Using our extensive natural history collections pupils will construct food chains, identify habitats and consider how animals are suited to different environments.
    1 hour workshop
    £75 per class

  • Working Landscapes: Stone Age to Iron Age

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to History, Art & Design, Technology

    Pupils will get hands on with real stone age objects and use archaeological techniques - including digging and recording - to discover how people from the stone and bronze age interacted with the land around them.

    1.5 hour workshop                                                                                                                                                                

    £95 per class

    Teacher led resource available to hire (when booking the workshop) covering developing tools, creating a timeline and reconstructing pottery. The resource must be booked in advance. £32 per class.

     

  • Rocks and Fossils

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Science

    As budding geologists with over 30 rock specimens to handle, pupils will experiment with identifying and grouping rocks, learning about their uses and digging to discover fossils. This workshop can be adapted to support Year 6 work on evolution.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Ancient Egyptian Mummification

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to History
    Find out about how the Ancient Egyptians prepared their dead for the afterlife by taking part in a step by step mummification and handling real Ancient Egyptian burial goods.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Art & Science of Noticing: Museum Timeline

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Art, History & English
    Using the museum’s Fossil, Stone Age, Roman and Victorian galleries pupils will develop their observation, recording and drawing skills whilst creating a chronological timeline. By collecting words then thinking about language and questions to accompany their drawings, pupils will also produce a poem.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Takeover Day

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Art, History, Maths, English & Science

    Following successful 'Takeover Days' as part of the national Kids in Museums initiative, Cliffe Castle Museum now offers a unique experience for class groups. Pupils go behind the scenes to meet and work with a variety of staff, such as curators and collection officers and participate in monitoring pests, looking after objects, dealing with enquiries, gilding frames with real gold leaf and learning how to give guided tours for family and friends.

    Half Day £350

  • Belonging: Debate & Discuss

    Keystage: KS2 & 3

    Curriculum links to SMSC & English: Spoken Language
    Cliffe Castle has objects from all over the world but why are they here and how did they get here? A discussion and debate based workshop exploring the cultural and ethical arguments surrounding museum collections.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • The Art and Science of Noticing

    Keystage: KS2, 3 & 4

    Curriculum links to Art, History & English
    This workshop encourages pupils to respond to the museum & gallery objects which inspire them. You can identify which areas of the museum building or collection you want to work with so it is a great creative starting point for a topic. During the workshop pupils will practice drawing skills, create a sketchbook page of details and write a poem without even realising!
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95

  • Learning room hire

    Keystage: -

    If you would like to run your own workshop at the museum or have a classroom base for your visit you can hire our learning room:

    ½ day (10-12.30; 1.00- 3.30), £80 
    Full day, £157
    Booking essential