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School Education


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Bury Transport Museums School programmes provide a wide range of exciting hands on activities and workshops suitable for all abilities in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. Provided by a dedicated team, it is expected that pupils completing the programme will not only gain a more first-hand outlook on the region’s history but will also develop the skills and experience necessary to advance in their education.

There are a number of programmes available, from exploring the consequences of the industrial revolution to experiencing life as an evacuee!

Download our 2014 Curriculum Compatible Early Years and Key Stage 1 School Visits Programme.

Download our 2014 Curriculum Compatible Key Stage 2 School Visits Programme.

Download our 2014 Curriculum Compatible Key Stage 3-4 School Visits Programme.


Evacuee experience

During this exciting day, the children will gain an understanding of what life was like for an evacuee during the Second World War. The day includes a ride on a steam train, mock evacuee selection at Rawtenstall Station and hands on learning sessions at the Bury Transport Museum and the Bury Art Museum.

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Geography Rail Trail

During this day suitable for KS3 and KS4, pupils will have the opportunity to examine geographical features of the upper Irwell Valley under the guidance of an expert guide. The trip includes a ride on the East Lancashire Railway, and can be extended to include further walks or a visit to the Bury Transport Museum.

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Bury Town Trail

Examine maps and old photographs to learn how Bury has changed over the last century. The visit combines classroom sessions with a guided walk around the town.

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Introducing fieldworkSilver St Manchester Rd

This trip provides the chance to develop basic fieldwork skills to work safely and constructively in an urban environment. Practical activities include traffic and pedestrian surveys and studies of land use. Time is also given over to comparing results and recapping skills.

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This exciting day involves sessions at the Bury Transport Museum, the Bury Art Museum and The Fusilier Museum. Each session is focused on a different area of Victorian life.

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Wonderful Wheels

This fun day is aimed at Early Years and Key Stage One groups. The children will look at different kinds of wheels, have a go at making their own moving vehicle and explore the museum and its many interactive exhibits.

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Design your own visit

Inspired by what you have read but it doesn’t quite fit your plans or needs?  Contact Sarah Kerrison at the Bury Transport Museum to discuss options to build a day to suit your requirements.

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