Key Stage 2

Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

A Mickey Mouse gas mask and tins of powdered milk and eggs

To contact the Learning and Outreach team email David Birks at or Nikki Ritson at

Our KS2 workshops are a great way of supporting your class as they delve deeper in history. Our workshops cover most of the major periods in British history from the Romans onwards, and the workshops are packed full of hands-on activities such as dressing up, object investigation and crafts, and encompass literacy and numeracy skills.

We can support your class’s post-1066 study through our Tudor, Victorian, WW2 and C20th Life workshops and many of our workshops, especially Victorian Mill and Cultural Diversity, are ideally suited to a local study topic. We have recently added a number of WW1 resources and can offer WW1 workshops focusing on how the Home Front in Trowbridge.

Key Stage 2 Workshops: Some examples of our existing KS2 workshops are listed below – contact us on 01225 754608 or email if you are interested in a specific topic, or would like something with a local history focus.


  1. Ken Kimber says:

    I am interested in bringing a group of pupils to Trowbridge Museum on 2.2.12. This is part of a Humanities day topic on Industry. I would like to focus on the development of the textile industry in Trowbridge, from a cottage industry to the factory system, the significance of the location of Trowbridge for the development of the industry, and the role of mechanisation. It would be useful for pupils to see displays and handle artefacts.
    There was a very successful visit to Trowbridge museum last month, and you will be familiar with the needs of our pupils. It will be a Y10 group, but the presentation can be pitched at a level more appropriate for KS2/3.
    If possible, I would like to arrange 2 visits: from approx. 10-11 am. and from approx. 1.15-2.15 pm.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  2. trowmus says:

    Hello Ken,

    Thanks for getting in touch. We can certainly do that for you. I’ll put together an outline and email it to you together with risk assessment, etc.

    Thanks and Happy New Year.

    David Birks
    Education Officer, Trowbridge Museum

  3. Kerry McLean says:

    I am interested in bringing my KS3 class from Fosse Way special school to Trowbridge museum, as part of our topic, ‘world at work’, in September.

    I think the Victorian Mill workshop would be the most appropriate. There would be 12 students. They are years 7+8, but the content should be pitched at KS2 level with simple language. How much would the workshop cost per student?

    Thank you for your assistance.


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