Social History Workshops

Our social history collection is significant and tells the story of Rugby’s rich heritage and history. Throughout the year our displays will change, offering students the opportunity to learn about the weird and the wonderful items in our collection. Check the website for the latest information on our social history displays.

Magic Carpet Ride KS1

Children will be delighted, engaged and inspired by this immersive time travel experience through Rugby’s history. They will meet important historical figures including William Webb-Ellis, learn about local inventions and explore Rugby’s railway past. The Magic Carpet Ride explores crosscurricular themes through immersive storytelling, open-ended play and hands-on activities to delve into the key moments that shaped the town.

Curriculum Links

  • Children will use a range of tools and materials to complete practical tasks.
  • Children will experience a rich language environment.   
  • Children will learn about significant historical figures, compare those from different periods and learn about key events of local importance.

Workshop costs £134.30 per class for a two hour session. Maximum of 2 classes.  (Increasing to £143.30 for bookings from April 2024)

Future Museum Curator KS1-3

In this two-hour workshop children will design and curate their own class exhibition. Using a selection of our handling objects they will complete condition reports, research the objects and write up information labels, design a promotional campaign and hold their own launch event.

Curriculum Links   

  • Helps with historical perspective by placing students growing knowledge into different contexts. 
  • Explores historical concepts such as similarity, difference and significance. 
  • Aids speaking with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating.

Workshop costs £116.80 per class for a two hour session. Maximum of 1 class.