Making a classroom museum is an ideal cross-curricular project, culminating in a learning display in your school. Linking into many of the Curriculum for Excellence themes, and generating excitement from pupils, a classroom museum can be carried out successfully with all stages from early years to upper Secondary.
Outreach Workshops by East Lothian Council Museum Service
Museum Curators in Training!
Suitable for: P1-S6, FREE (for EL schools)
Up to 2 hours, delivered in your school classroom
Are you looking for a new way of creating a learning display? Make your own classroom museum, with support from us, and discover what really goes on behind the scenes in museums! In this workshop, your class will learn skills such as writing museum labels, planning displays and studying objects as we plan how to create a museum in your school. Adaptable to any subject, this workshop is hugely popular and also involves a post-workshop visit when your museum opens! Additional support materials for teachers also included.
Download a lesson plan below:
CPD Sessions for Teachers
We also run CPD sessions focussing on this topic throughout the year.
To get you started, please look at the following handouts:
Tips for Laying Out a Classroom Museum – To help you get started with thinking about how you can turn your classroom space into a museum.
Museum Object Record Sheet – If your class are going to borrow objects from their parents, friends or family, as well as the local community, you can use this sheet to record details of each object.
Jobs in Museums for Pupils – A little insight into all the different jobs there are in museums (you can have lots of fun with pupils applying to take up each post!)
Please get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to book a workshop. You can contact me either by leaving a comment or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org