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History sessions

Our history sessions can accommodate up to 30 pupils and include costume, archive material and object handling where appropriate.

Booking is essential for all sessions.

If there are currently no available sessions that you would wish to book or none of the dates available are convenient please get in touch with us to see if we are able to run a session for you outside of these times. Where possible we will endeavour to accommodate your group.

Curing Catherine New session
KS1 and KS2

Students become an apothecary’s apprentice, discover the fascinating and filthy facts of Tudor medicine.  Learn how to cure a headache and what illness was treated by wearing the skin of a donkey!  Your skills will be put to the test when one of Fulham Palace’s most famous Tudor residents, Princess Catherine of Aragon, needs your help.  This session examines Tudor medicine, explores the unknown story of Henry VIII’s first wife and the importance of Fulham Palace as an estate.

  • Sessions: 10.30 and 13.00

The Fulham Vikings
KS2
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles state that in 879 a gang of Vikings stayed by the river at Fulham for the winter. Come and learn more about Viking raider life and play a game of Viking tactics. You’ve just landed your boat at Fulham. What would you do next?

  • Sessions: 10.30 and 13.15

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Romans
KS2
Archaeology, river transport, domestic life on the Palace site. Use the handling collection of real and replica objects, wear Roman or Celtic costume to experience Roman life, try on soldier’s helmet.

  • Sessions: 10.30 and 13.15

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Stone Age Life at Fulham New session
KS2
Handle Stone Age archaeology, dress as Neolithic people and try activities from Stone Age life. This is a completely outdoor interactive session.

  • Sessions: 10.30 and 13.15

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Toys
EYFS and KS1
What is a toy? What makes toys work? How are they made? Children get to play with and compare a selection of old and new toys. Discover how children played at Fulham Palace and in other parts of the world.

  • Sessions: 10.30 and 13.15

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Victorians
KS1 and KS2
Gain an insight into children’s lives in Victorian times. Experience up and downstairs in a grand house and chapel, with costumed role-play to tell the stories of the Bishop’s household, whether servant or grand family.

  •  Sessions: 10.30 and 13.15

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Archaeology for All
KS2
Pupils practice the historical enquiry skills used by archaeologists with fieldwork on the riverside followed by indoor activities learning how to identify & date artefacts. This programme is backed up by a much acclaimed resource pack for classroom use. 

  • Session 1: Fieldwork on the riverside includes recording river features and evidence of human use. Work on the foreshore involves collecting and identifying historic artefacts as evidence of past river use.
  • Session 2: Indoor activities show pupils how to distinguish between different materials and identify and date the artefacts using specially designed colourful and easy to use sorting boards. We also investigate how artefacts found around the Thames help us build up a picture of London’s settlement. Sessions will round up with a look at Fulham Palace’s collections (time permitting).

The session is run throughout the year by Thames Explorer Trust for Fulham Palace, however days and times are dependent on the tide. For more information or to book, call Thames Explorer Trust on 020 8742 0057 or here. Costs per group: full day programme (2 hours fieldwork & 2 hours of indoor activities) £305.

 

History sessions
History sessions
History sessions
History sessions
History sessions
History sessions
 
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