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

All Events and Band Concerts cancelled until 30th September

Start date: March 20, 2020

End date: September 30, 2020

Time: 10:00 x 16:00

Owing to the current Government advice on social distancing, the Gardens are closed until further notice and, whilst we anticipate re-opening in early July, all planned events and band concerts for 2020 are cancelled until the end of September.

Pumpkin Festival

Start date: October 26, 2020

End date: November 1, 2020

Time: 1000 - 1600

Join us for spooky goings-on in the Gardens! Follow the trail and visit the Pumpkin display throughout the half-term week. Enter a carved pumpkin in our competition. Further details to be announced in 2020.

Children’s Halloween Activity Day

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 1100 - 1500

Rusticus Wizarding Adventure! Enjoy a Rusticus Adventure with a spooky fun atmosphere as we dabble in witchcraft and wizardry this Halloween at Burnby Hall Gardens! Bring out your magical side, give your wizard some wiz, your pixie some dust, and […]