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 19 July 2019

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.

Children will then re-enact the story 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.

Continue your learning back in school with our 'Talk for Writing' story map and information sheet. 

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