Hands-on
Key stages: Key stage 2
For: Primary
Hands-on prehistory

Hands-on prehistory

Pupils will handle prehistoric tools and materials in this class-based workshop.

Session description

Bring the museum to your classroom with this prehistory session. Great for developing chronological understanding and team work skills!

Handle axe heads, antler hammers and animal skins and find out how people used them to survive in prehistoric London (before it was London!).

You'll also play our fast-paced prehistory survival team game, showing how new technologies changed the way people lived from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Group size:

 30, at least 2 classes per school

Session duration:

 60 minutes

How to book this session

Please complete the online expression of interest form stating your preferred dates. You will then be contacted to confirm details. We can run up to 4 sessions per day at a time to suit your school.

Before completing the form, please check that you can meet the following requirements:

  • Your school is in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Greenwich, Southwark or Lewisham
  • A minimum of 60 pupils a day will attend the sessions
  • Supervising teachers must be present in the room at all times

Cancellation fees are:

  • Over 8 weeks’ notice: £30
  • 4-8 weeks’ notice: £50
  • Less than 4 weeks’ notice: £180 (this is the full cost of running the sessions at your school)

Additional handy information

Curriculum links

  • KS2 History: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Useful resources

Uncover exciting facts and artefacts in our Prehistory Explorer (interactive website)
Interact with real 3D prehistoric objects (interactive website)
Watch our brilliant short films on Stone Age flint knapping (YouTube, 3.38 minutes) or learn about Bronze Age smelting (YouTube, 4.13 minutes)
Take our hunter-gatherer quiz (PPT 5.5mb)
Explore a prehistory class timeline (Word 1.6mb)
Get to grips with prehistory with this at-a-glance summary sheet (Word 651kb), glossary sheet (Word 90kb), and suggested prehistory cross-curricular links (Word 896kb)
Read our prehistory pottery pack (PDF 1.7mb)
Read the pocket history about the River Thames in prehistory (PDF 245kb)
Take our roundhouse challenge quiz (PPT 2.1mb)
Run some Stone Age storytelling (Word 4mb)