Hands On: Using Museum Objects in the Classroom


Time 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Friday 26th February 2010


Museum of Flight




Do you want to learn about different ways of using museum objects? Have you considered the cross-curricular potential of a Victorian tin bath, or a 1960s mini-skirt?! This course will look at these issues and show you practical, easy ways of using simple objects to tell stories, inspire and excite.


This course will be tailored to those teachers participating, and will look at relevant curriculum topics, as well as passing on more general knowledge and skills.  Each participant will be issued with a copy of ‘Hands On’, a booklet produced by Museums Galleries Scotland and will have a chance to explore Concorde as part of the session.


On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Be confident about using museum objects in the classroom
  • Have gained skills and knowledge associated with using objects for topics such as Romans, Vikings, Victorians, ‘When Gran was a Girl’ and WW2
  • Be able to take back practical examples and activities to their classrooms
  • Learn more about how schools can utilize museum resources

Outline Programme


  • Hands-on Introduction to Museum Objects
  • Practice techniques and skills associated with using museum objects
  • Explore topical loan boxes and other resources available from museums
  • Group work to plan dissemination in schools
  • Visit Concorde and put your new found skills to the test!

Cakes, tea and coffee provided!


If you’d like to come along, please email staffdevelopment.ecs@eastlothian.gov.uk