School visits

Junior Curator

Our learning programme for schools supports the National Curriculum and encourages the usage of objects, photographs and paintings as a learning resource.

We offer school sessions based in the permanent collection of Burgh House & Hampstead Museum linked to local history. All sessions include object handling, discussion and a self-guided trail for the museum.

All sessions can be tailored for EYFS, KS 1-3 and special education needs.

 

Burgh House in times of Dr. Gibbons

 National Curriculum links: History

Key Stage 1 & 2

Come and learn the insides of Burgh House, who lived in here, how did they lived and why they were important for Hampstead. In this session children will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about general local history from 18th century to the Victorian period. This session includes access to the museum.

Duration: 60 mins

Price: Free

 

Hampstead: streets, heaths and landmarks

National Curriculum links:Geography, English, Art and Design

Key Stage 1 & 2

Discover how Hampstead has changed throughout history. In this session children will have the opportunity to compare and discuss about a variety of paintings of the collection focusing of human and physical geographical features of the landscape. This session includes access to the museum and learning resources.

Duration: 80 mins

Price: £40

 

First World War in Hampstead

National Curriculum links: History, Mathematics, and English

Key Stage 2 

Explore objects, photographs and documents from the first World War. This session where children will have the chance to compare and discuss about a variety of historical objects from the collection focusing on the stories of local people. This session includes access to the museum and learning resources.

Duration: 80 mins

Price: £40

 

Life around the ponds

National Curriculum links: History, Science and English

Key Stage 1 & 2

Book with us a session of social history and science, where children not only will learn the importance of the ponds and the “Chalybeate” water for Hampstead, but also will experience how keeping our water clean and unpolluted is crucial for life. The students will have the opportunity to handle some objects from the collection as well as dive in an interactive science activity. This session includes access to the museum and learning resources.

Duration: 80 mins

Price: £40

 

 

We work locally in partnerschip with a number of schools for different projects 

The Chinese Year of the Rooster

The Chinese New Year, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February.The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February.In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating another year of the rooster.

At Burgh House, we want to join our Chinese community to celebrate the Chinese New Year. For that we have worked together with Fleet Primary School and Sishu Chinese School to create this magnificent rooster. This rooster is made from chicken wire and papier maché and the name of the students who participated can be seen in the tail.

 

 

Acknowledgements:

Students of Year 5 from Fleet Primary School

Elizabeth Claine from Fleet Primary School

Jiayao Peng from Sichu Chinese School

Peng Peng from Sichu Chinese School