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Prosperity and Poverty in Victorian Northwich

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
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 Roman Empire and Its Impact on Britain

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
Investigate the Romanisation of Britain and explore life in Roman Chester with our partners www.romantoursuk.com

A Day at the Mill: Covering Science and History

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
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.

Rivers

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
Step into the world of the Vikings with our Viking Trader. Discover fearsome weapons and how to form a shield wall.

The Victorian Workhouse Experience

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
Experience the hard life of the poor in Victorian times by visiting the original workhouse for mid-Cheshire.

Prehistoric Britain

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
Find out how to survive as a Pre-historic hunter-gatherer and as a Bronze Age farmer.

Harry the Innkeeper Tour

1 February 2017 - 31 December 2021
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.                

KS2 Detectives: Science

28 February 2017 - 31 December 2021
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 - 31 December 2021
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.            

KS2 Detectives: Local History

28 February 2017 - 31 December 2021
Take a step back in time, meet the Editor of the Northwich Times Newspaper and solve a mystery perplexing the local press. Children will become journalists, discovering the impact that the salt industry has had on people, transport and the environment. *This session is accompanied by the Harry the Innkeeper Tour.              

Much Ado Workshops: A Two Day Promenade Performance Project for KS2

28 February 2017 - 31 December 2021
After taking a tour around our unique site, children will use the knowledge and understanding they’ve gained to devise their own drama, sound and dance pieces. These pieces bring history to life and are incorporated into a unique and inspiring performance at the end of the two days.              
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