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Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life


Where History Comes Alive!

Description

An intimate and atmospheric museum telling the story of Thetford and the surrounding Breckland countryside. Displays include flint axes, replicas of the Roman Thetford Treasure as well as objects from the 1960s expansion of Thetford.

We offer hands on workshops covering the Stone Age to the present day, including comparative studies with other locations in the world and LGBTQ+ history workshops.

We will work with your curriculum to tailor our workshops to suit your needs.
Just email and our learning officer will be in touch.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
28 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
32%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(June 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Primary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




(April 2022)




(April 2022 - Primary School)




The day was packed full of exciting workshops, where the children learnt about the Duleep family as well as British Monarchy. There was the right balance of information sharing and hands on learning for the children. (March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




Very informative and linked closely to our curriculum themes. (February 2022 - Primary School)




(January 2022 - Primary School)




(January 2022 - Primary School)




Easy to walk to. Excellent facilities. Well planned. Excellent communication with venue. Excellent value for money. Excellent link to enhance learning in classroom. (December 2021 - Primary School)




The day was very well organised, and informative. The children enjoyed the experience of being active within the activities. Thank you to all. (November 2021 - Primary School)




(November 2021 - Primary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




Year 4 had a great day learning all about Roman customs, traditions and history. We completed 6 workshops, exploring Roman treasures, make up, mosaics, food, past times and daily life. The characters who delivered each session were engaging and well planned. (October 2021 - Primary School)




Very well-thought out day in the museum. The children learnt about local history with hands -on activities. The museum provided specialised staff, in authentic clothing, as actors to tell their story of WW1. The activities were no longer than 25 minutes long, so the children were constantly kept interested. (February 2020 - Primary School)




Excellent hands on activities Well pitched to children (year 2) Well organised and adapted to school needs Children loved it (January 2020 - Primary School)




vbmh bgg (January 2020 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Staff were extremely well organised , activities were varied and pacy to keep interest of the Year 2 class visiting . (October 2019 - Primary School)




(August 2019 - Primary School)




This was an invaluable trip for some as there were some pupils that had never visited a museum before. Whilst some struggled with controlling their behaviour, others pupils were extremely well behaved and displayed great manners. The staff were all dressed in period costume, relative to the period and a specific job role such as a VAD nurse, soldier or suffragette, this enhanced the experience and with the varied activities it proved to be a great learning experience. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




Staff really got into role, children had a great time. (May 2019 - Primary School)




We had a fantastic morning, the children learnt lots about Sikhism and Duleep Singh. (February 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent experience but the tour info was aimed at adults (May 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent experience but the tour info was aimed at adults (May 2018 - Primary School)




Contact

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
White Hart Street
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 1AA
LOtC

Pricing

A morning or afternoon led session is £3 per pupil
A full day led session is £5 per pupil
A teacher-led visit booked in advance is free

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Currently closed due to COVID-19

Where History Comes Alive!

Description

An intimate and atmospheric museum telling the story of Thetford and the surrounding Breckland countryside. Displays include flint axes, replicas of the Roman Thetford Treasure as well as objects from the 1960s expansion of Thetford.

We offer hands on workshops covering the Stone Age to the present day, including comparative studies with other locations in the world and LGBTQ+ history workshops.

We will work with your curriculum to tailor our workshops to suit your needs.
Just email and our learning officer will be in touch.

Pricing

A morning or afternoon led session is £3 per pupil
A full day led session is £5 per pupil
A teacher-led visit booked in advance is free

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Currently closed due to COVID-19

Contact

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
White Hart Street
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 1AA
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
28 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
32%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




April 2022




April 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Primary School
The day was packed full of exciting workshops, where the children learnt about the Duleep family as well as British Monarchy. There was the right balance of information sharing and hands on learning for the children.



March 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Primary School




February 2022 - Primary School
Very informative and linked closely to our curriculum themes.



January 2022 - Primary School




January 2022 - Primary School




December 2021 - Primary School
Easy to walk to. Excellent facilities. Well planned. Excellent communication with venue. Excellent value for money. Excellent link to enhance learning in classroom.



November 2021 - Primary School
The day was very well organised, and informative. The children enjoyed the experience of being active within the activities. Thank you to all.



November 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School
Year 4 had a great day learning all about Roman customs, traditions and history. We completed 6 workshops, exploring Roman treasures, make up, mosaics, food, past times and daily life. The characters who delivered each session were engaging and well planned.



February 2020 - Primary School
Very well-thought out day in the museum. The children learnt about local history with hands -on activities. The museum provided specialised staff, in authentic clothing, as actors to tell their story of WW1. The activities were no longer than 25 minutes long, so the children were constantly kept interested.



January 2020 - Primary School
Excellent hands on activities Well pitched to children (year 2) Well organised and adapted to school needs Children loved it



January 2020 - Primary School
vbmh bgg



November 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School
Staff were extremely well organised , activities were varied and pacy to keep interest of the Year 2 class visiting .



August 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
This was an invaluable trip for some as there were some pupils that had never visited a museum before. Whilst some struggled with controlling their behaviour, others pupils were extremely well behaved and displayed great manners. The staff were all dressed in period costume, relative to the period and a specific job role such as a VAD nurse, soldier or suffragette, this enhanced the experience and with the varied activities it proved to be a great learning experience.



May 2019 - Primary School
Staff really got into role, children had a great time.



February 2019 - Primary School
We had a fantastic morning, the children learnt lots about Sikhism and Duleep Singh.



November 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School
Excellent experience but the tour info was aimed at adults



May 2018 - Primary School
Excellent experience but the tour info was aimed at adults