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The Roman Empire and Its Impact on Britain

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Explore life in Roman Chester to investigate the Romanisation of Britain.

A Day at the Mill: Covering Science and History

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Your themed visit includes a guided tour of our fully working watermill explaining the machinery, the history and the importance of the mill in food and farming.

Comparing Pieter Bruegel and LS Lowry

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
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Discover the lives and work of two great artists through toys and games, artefact handling, music and dance.

Medicine and Health Through Time

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Use objects to develop your source enquiry skills and to explore and compare ideas about medicine and health in three different time periods; Roman, Tudor/Stuart and Victorian/20th Century. This session can also be delivered as an outreach session.

Investigating Sources

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Develop your historical enquiry skills as you investigate primary and secondary sources through four fun, period-linked activites.

Morris and the Lost Button

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Morris the Mouse helps the children explore what life was like in an old home with a puppet show, hands-on activities and a trail around the galleries. This half-day visit is specifically designed for EY (age 3+) and FS.

Rivers

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Discover the history of the River Dee and how it has shaped the lives of people in Chester from Roman times to the present day.

Chester During the Victorian Period

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Discover Cheshire’s significance in the locality through the lives of local children and Number 20 Castle Street, our authentic Victorian home.

Anglo-Saxon Settlers

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Meet Ceolwulf, our resident Saxon, find out how his ancestors invaded and about his life in the settlement of Nort Wic in 975.

Viking Raiders and Invaders

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Step into the world of the Vikings with Olaf the Trader. Discover fearsome weapons and how to form a shield wall. Hear tales of Viking adventure including their raids, invasions and struggles with the Anglo-Saxon peoples.

The Victorian Workhouse Experience

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Experience the hard life of the poor in Victorian times by visiting the original workhouse for mid-Cheshire.

Bronze Age Religion and Technology

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Find out how to survive in the Bronze Age, grind wheat on a saddle quern, discover the technology of working with bronze, handle axes and swords and more.

Prosperity and Poverty in Victorian Northwich

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
An exciting day using two great Victorian sites in Northwich. In Victorian Northwich, the salt industry meant work for some and riches for others, but on the edge of town the workhouse awaited the unwary and the unfortunate. Discover the tough life of a salt worker at the Lion Salt Works and the dreadful fate of a pauper in the Northwich union Workhouse. Work or the workhouse?

The Great Fire of London

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2020
Hear first-hand accounts of the Great Fire, try out some 17th Century firefighting techniques and make a fire mark to take back to school.

Harry the Innkeeper Tour

1 February 2017 - 31 July 2020
All students meet the Red Lion Innkeeper, Harry, who will show you around this Scheduled Ancient Monument. Discover how salt was produced and the horrific conditions that workers endured, before exploring our gallery space. In the afternoon take part in one of our education sessions. All tours and sessions are tailored to meet the needs of your year group.                

KS1 Adventurers: Habitats

28 February 2017 - 28 February 2020
Explorer hats and magnifying glasses at the ready. Through hands-on activities and a bug hunt in our butterfly garden, children will discover the plants and animals who call the Lion Salt Works home. *This session is accompanied by the Harry the Innkeeper Tour.              

KS1 Adventurers: Local History

28 February 2017 - 28 February 2020
Join us on an adventure into the past. Handling real and replica objects, children will uncover the history of the Lion Salt Works, its workers and the local area. *This session is accompanied by the Harry the Innkeeper Tour.            

KS2 Detectives: History

28 February 2017 - 28 February 2020
Come and take a journey exploring how salt has been used in our food for over 4000 years. Through a series of engaging activities, children will learn about salt and its use in food from pre-history, up until the industrial revolution. *This session is accompanied by the Harry the Innkeeper Tour                

KS2 Detectives: Science

28 February 2017 - 28 February 2020
Put on your lab coats, goggles and discover the science behind Lion Salt Works. Children will become scientists through a series of hands on mini experiments, exploring how salt was made at the Salt Works. *This session is accompanied by the Harry the Innkeeper Tour.                

KS2 Detectives: Geography

28 February 2017 - 28 February 2020
Help us hunt for clues about the Lion Salt Works past. Using aerial photos, modern and historic maps and the Salt Works itself, children will identify and investigate key geographical features within the landscape. *This session is accompanied by the Harry the Innkeeper Tour.            
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