We offer schools sessions led by a member of Museum staff for Key Stages 1 – 4. Tailored sessions are also available on request.

Key Stage 2:

Cheshire at War

Discover what life was like on the Home Front during World War Two.

Children will learn how to protect their homes against air raids and gas attacks and discover what it was like to be evacuated.

They will also learn about the Cheshire soldiers who fought around the world.

Duration: 1/2 Day

Cost: £2.50 per pupil

Maximum group size: 30 pupils

Full day option also available with additional session led by The Grosvenor Museum.

World War One Workshop

Working in partnership with The Grosvenor Museum and Chester Cathedral, this brand new session uses real objects, replica objects and war art to find out what life was like for soldiers during the Great War.

The full day option includes a visit to Chester’s magnificent cathedral to discover World War One memorials in stained glass and in stone and to examine some primary evidence relating to Tom Cornwell VC.

Full day: £6 per pupil

To book: Please contact Helen Barber at Chester Cathedral on 01244 500957 or email

Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4:

The Great War

We use a fun, hands-on approach to learning with sessions designed to allow pupils to explore local, national and international history in a stimulating environment.  Our aim is to increase knowledge, skills and understanding whilst having fun and to encourage children of all ages to enjoy and visit museums and galleries.

Resource packs are available for “Florence Nightingale and the Victorian Army” and “The Great War” using in depth information taken from Regimental Archives.

For more information please contact the Museum Officer, Caroline Chamberlain:

Tel: 01244 327 617




The home front

Looking out from the pillbox

Children learn with the interactive computers

The Trench

Pinning the medical wheel of fortune

Packing an evacuees case