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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum offers a wide range of educational, curriculum focused activities; all fully led by trained and experienced providers. Our workshops follow the school curriculum, covering history, science, ecology and geology, and are suitable for key stages one to three. They involve role-play and artefacts to immerse the pupils into the experience of the mine and surrounding area. Our workshops can be further adapted as desired to suit any age group.

Investigate the hard life of a miner; learn to fight as a Viking, Saxon or Celt in costume; paint ice age cave paintings in a ‘cave’; dress as a Victorian and feel how a Victorian school child lived and was taught in a ‘real’ Sunday school.

To view our full Education Brochure for September 2016, click the button to download it or browse our full list of workshops below.

Tees Valley Museums in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery have developed Making a Mark - a museum educational programme offering schools a variety of educational workshops to choose from. In return for your schools participation in Making a Mark, the visiting school group can enjoy either an additional day at the museum or an additional in-school workshop, all free of further charge.

From September 2016 involvement in these workshops will cost just £3 per head with a free additional session (in school or in museum).

Making a Mark

We will provide greater resources, such as the opportunity to work with creative practitioners, or develop new artistic and/or creative skills. All activities are fully led by museum staff, volunteers and specialists. We also provide risk assessment guidance to support preparation for your visits. In return we ask that schools complete a partnership agreement which includes supplying basic group data and post visit feedback. Key Stage suitability is indicated next to each programme.

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I think that the service you provide is first class. The pupils gained a lot from learning about the history of the museum and the conditions that people worked in. Furthermore, the visit is enhanced by the quality of the staff and volunteers. Your enthusiasm shines through and you deal with the children in a lovely way. Many thanks once again for making our visit so enjoyable.

Luddendenfoot Academy

We had a fantastic day. The staff were very friendly and accommodating with excellent subject knowledge. It was really interesting for the children to learn about their local area and we will definitely be returning. I have recommended the trip to other classes at our school. A massive thank you to everyone involved in making the day so interesting.

Stakesby Primary

Very helpful staff on the day, even the pouring rain didn’t spoil the day!

Normanby Primary

Contact our Education Team

For all education enquiries please fill in the form below, call us on 01287 642877 or email us. For visits, please suggest a number of dates you would like to visit. The more information you can provide, the faster we will be able to arrange your visit.

Any further details you can provide will help us speed up your enquiry.