School Visits

In May 2018, as part of our Golden Jubilee Restoration Project, we launched our brand-new suite of cross-curricular educational resources.

These resources include a  Handling resource for KS1/KS2 complementing the current museum collection and a Teacher Information Pack for Secondary and Primary exploring the fascinating history and wildlife of Burnby Hall Gardens. As well this we have also built a new learning-zone on-site for schools.

We offer free entry to all schools in the YO42 area and discounted entry of £2 per child (teachers and adult helpers free) to schools outside the area. We also offer a free-planning visit for Teachers as part of our educational offer. To book a visit please contact us

Find out more about our educational offer below:

Self – led Handling Resource

Our self-led Adventurous Stewarts Handling Collection for KS1/KS2 contains original and replica objects from the museum collection. Students can discuss important topics, track the Stewart family across the globe and explore new cultures along the way.  

Curriculum links:

  • Chronological work including comparing the similarities and differences between life now and in the past.
  • Investigation primary and secondary sources and understand the methods of historical enquiry. Discover new geographic regions and cultures.
  • Local history project
  • Glossary work: gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ’empire’ and ‘civilisation’
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their groing knowldge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic,military, political, religious and social history.

Download the Adventurous Stewart Handling Collection Teacher Guide

Teacher’s Information Pack

This resource is full of cross-curricular ideas for primary and secondary schools, including historical background, a timeline and a site map to help you plan your self-led visit.

We also have a new learning zone on site, complete with bag storage, tables and chairs, sinks and accessible toilets. You can also book our learning zone as part of your self-led visit or as an uncover lunch area.

 

Download the Teacher’s Information Pack

Upcoming events

Joyful June!

Date: June 2, 2021

Time: 1100 - 1530

A bitter feud threatens the harmony of the Magical Kingdom! Your help is needed to return peace to the land! It’s that promising time of the year when spring has awoken, and we all venture outside to see what adventures […]

York Railway Institute Band

Date: June 27, 2021

Time: 1400 - 1600

Markham Main Colliery Band

Date: July 11, 2021

Time: 1400 - 1600

Summer Night Swing

Date: July 17, 2021

Time: 1930 - 2130

Join us for a fantastic evening of Swing Music with the Mini Big Band. Tickets for this event will be available from the end of May.