Due to limited teaching capacity we are unable to run the Classics up close and History up close sessions in the Spring term and are unable to confirm bookings for the Summer term at this point.

Gallery session
History up close

30 minutes
Free, booking required

Please book by emailing learning@britishmuseum.org at least six weeks in advance

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For Key Stages 3 & 4

These focused talks are designed to support History students to use objects as evidence. Led by a member of the Learning team, students develop enquiry skills, using key objects as a springboard to understanding a wider historical topic or theme.

8 talks are available, focusing on objects from the Museum’s collection and covering topics within the National Curriculum at KS3 and new GCSE specifications. Sessions take place in the Museum galleries.

Topics and themes

Key Stage 4 and GCSE

• Anglo-Saxon society
• Viking expansion
• Medieval England
• The Aztecs and the Spanish conquest
• American West: life on the Plains

Key Stage 3

• Medieval Britain: church, state and society
• The Enlightenment in Britain and Europe
• The development of the British Empire in Africa

A minimum of 6 weeks’ notice is essential when booking. These sessions are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Maximum group size: 20

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.
See full terms and conditions 

Curriculum links: History

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