Local History - The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

Booking Enquiry

KS1 & KS2: Drama, History

Discovery Museum Local History - The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead


Until 20 July 2018

Booking Information

Charge per class: £90

Workshop length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Maximum number of children: 30

Support your museum visit in school by booking one of our Boxes of Delight. For this workshop we would suggest booking a Victorian box but others are available. Please note that our loans boxes are in high demand and will need to be booked in advance. To enquire about booking a box visit the Boxes of Delight web page by clicking here.

Workshop Summary

This workshop is a great hands-on investigation into Victorian Newcastle through the events of the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead in 1854. Pupils will hear the story of the Great fire based on local accounts of the event and will get to investigate real Victorian objects and costume.

Using the popular 'Talk for Writing' technique the children will use actions to recount the story before re-enacting the scenes through our puppet theatre. The session can be used as an alternative study to the Great Fire of London while linking to Victorian Britain topic work.

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