Discover the Museum of Power

A beautiful location with a wealth of historic resources to give your class a unique cross – curricular KS1 / KS2 learning experience. There are opportunities to explore many different subjects in a safe and intriguing environment. A visit to the Museum opens up a range of teaching resources not available in the classroom, based around the Museums’ wide range of interesting and engaging themes in full days or half days, including:

  • The Story of Water – The water cycle, water in and around the Museum – fun activities based on water and how we use it everyday

  • The Industrial Revolution – learn about the age of discovery and how Britain took the lead in world industry

  • Forces & Magnets – Learn the Science of Magnetism and how Forces are part of everything we do

  • Electricity – Learn how electricity was discovered, how we generate it today and how it works

  • Light & Sound – Discover how we see light and how we hear sounds, learn about sound waves and light reflection & refraction

  • Art and design

Give your class a unique cross-curricular KS1/KS2 learning experience at the Museum of Power

We offer our days either with or without a science and magic show with Dean Allen-Jones (Steampunk Scientist and Magician). Visits also include a chance to see our ‘Astaria’ Model Village. We also offer our learning experience to Home Education groups – contact the Museum for more information.

Prices from September 2024

Prices with Dean: Half Day – £6.50 Full Day £7.00
Prices without Dean: Half Day – £5.50 Full Day £6.50

Prices for Train rides: £1 per pupil (please book trains when you are booking the visit with James).
Adults free of charge for visits and train rides with pupils.

Comments from previous visits from pupils and teachers include:
“We went to the Museum and learnt about water. It was brilliant! We turned dirty water into clean water. I really liked it. I asked lots of questions. It was excellent.”

“This is the best school trip I have ever been on, you have got the kids thinking and learning while having fun. Thank you so much.”

For Key Stage 1 and 2 we have a pre-prepared day visit plans (see above) like ‘The Story of Water’. This visit includes a presentation by museum staff on water as a substance in its various forms, the water cycle and several practical activities involving water including: building a simple water filter; making a water wheel and powering it with water guns; exploring water pressure using leaky bottles and constructing a ‘tippy tap’ as used in many developing countries to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

The day aims to be fun as well as educational. As one year 2 pupil put it:

“We went to the Museum of Power and learnt about water. It was brilliant! We turned dirty water into clean water. I really liked it. I asked lots of questions. It was better than school. It was excellent”.

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