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Workshops that come to you!

Can't make it to the Novium Museum? We can pack up the museum van and bring all the resources to you. Our outreach workshops include artefacts and hands-on activities and are led by a member of the museum team. Our workshops have a suggested Key Stage but can be adapted for other ages if requested.

A session (usually 90 minutes) costs £125 plus travel expenses.


Choose from the following themes:

Space Explorers (EYFS/KS1/KS2) 60 minute session for EYFS/KS1

Find out about life as an astronaut through the eyes of local hero, Tim Peake. Discover more about life on the International Space Station and what it is like to live and work in space. 

Roman Chichester (KS2)

This interactive session investigates what life in Chichester was like at the time of the Romans. It looks at the importance of the bath house, the role of the army and investigates what museum artefacts can tell us about life in Roman times.

Stone Age to Iron Age (KS2)

Understand more about the significant changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age by looking at real and replica prehistoric tools and how they developed. Understand the different uses of materials when making tools for hunting and everyday life, and have a go at a prehistoric craft!

Saxon Settlements in Sussex (KS2)

Explore the reasons for the Saxon invasion and learn more about what life was like at the time. Learn about Saxon burial practices and beliefs by recreating a warrior burial, and use archaeological drawings from a local cemetery to piece together evidence about local Saxon life.

Life on the Home Front (KS2)

Explore some common 1940s objects and their uses and discover what life was like for children during the Second World War with this hands-on and interactive workshop.

Toys and Games (EYFS/KS1) 60 minute session

Discover all about old and new toys, including the materials they are made from, how they are used and how toys have changed over the years before designing their own toy of the future. 

Changing Chichester (KS1)

Follow footprints through local history around the museum and find evidence of people's jobs in the past. Pupils will develop a sense of local chronology through looking at maps and objects before designing their own time capsule.


If you can't see the topic you're looking for here, why not give the learning team a call to see if we have any artefacts or loan boxes which might support your teaching on 01243 775888 (Option 4) or email