Bring your primary school to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and expand their minds with the amazing story of amateur astronomers William and Caroline Herschel discovering the planet Uranus from their back garden in Bath in 1781. Choose from our Spectacular Space KS1 workshop or our Amazing Astronomy KS2 workshop:
Spectacular Space – supporting the KS1 science and history curriculum
- Find out about William and Caroline Herschel’s fascinating discoveries through costume, role-play and interactive learning.
- Experience a guided tour of the museum by the Learning & Engagement team.
- Create a space rocket collage to take back to school.
Find out more about Spectacular Space learning objectives. This workshop lasts 2 hours and is available on weekday mornings for £4.25 per student, adults are free. Email the Learning & Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry or a booking.
Amazing Astronomy – supporting the KS2 science and history curriculum
- Learn about William and Caroline Herschel’s remarkable discoveries by using a trail to explore their house.
- Watch a film, Constructing the Heavens (narrated by Sir Patrick Moore) and hear a talk about the wonders of the solar system including how and why orreries were used (a mechanical model of the planets).
- Walk to the world famous No.1 Royal Crescent (10 minutes) and enjoy a hands-on orrery-making workshop in the Servants’ Hall Learning Centre.
Find out more about Amazing Astronomy learning objectives. This workshop lasts 3 hours and is available on weekday mornings for £5.50 per student, adults are free. Packed lunches can be eaten in the Learning Centre by arrangement. Contact our Learning & Engagement team via email, or call on 01225 338727 to make an enquiry or a booking.
If you are a teacher bringing your class to the museum for a school workshop you may be interested in:
- Amazing Astronomy workshop risk assessment 2019
- Spectacular Space workshop risk assessment 2019
- Map of coach drop off and walk to Herschel museum
- Map of walking route from Herschel Museum to No.1 Royal Crescent
- Georgian Timeline
- Link to how to make a planisphere on Jodrell Bank’s website
- Link to Bath Astronomers website