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Education


Introductory paragraph

Essential information for EDUCATION PROVIDERS

Prices

Children under 5 - £1.00

Children aged 5 to 18 - £4.00

Students over 18 - £5.00

Accompanying adults* are FREE but are required to supervise their group throughout the visit.

*Recommended adult to child ratios can be found on the NSPCC site.

Times

Each session typically runs for 1.5 hours. However, adjustments to session timings can often be tailored to meet group requirements.

Facilities

Access

Most educational activities take place in the Museum’s new Pye Building which has step-free access and an accessible lavatory. There are two accessible parking spaces at the entrance of the building. Please let us know in advance if you wish to book a space.

The entrance on Riverside offers step-free access to the ticket office and Pumping Station. Some areas of the historic Pumping Station are narrow or have a step, making them inaccessible to wheelchairs. We are striving to install further ramps where we can. There is a rough track up to the exhibitions on Pye and Cambridge Instrument Company, which can be difficult for some wheelchairs. Alternatively, you can use the public footpath and re-enter the site through the staff entrance.

We will do a full access audit and provide information on our website as soon as we can, but please contact the Museum on info@museumoftechnology.com or 01223 500652 for more information on access in the meantime.

Booking form

Please send completed booking forms to info@museumoftechnology.com

Site risk assessment

A general risk assessment of the site is available here. We recommend that a representative from the educational establishment also visits the site before the event to make their own risk assessment.

Early Years


Early Years


 

Key Stage 1


Key Stage 1


 

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Key Stage 2


Key Stage 2


 Introductory paragraph

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Aerodynamics

Students design, make, and test a variety of air-born craft including rockets, parachutes, and paragliders.

Curriculum links: working scientifically, forces.

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Moving in Water

Students are set a challenge of moving a small load across a small body of water using only a selected number of materials.

Curriculum links: working scientifically, forces, properties of materials.

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Mechanical Advantage 1 – Pulleys

Students design, make, and test a crane to lift a load. They will be able to experiment how increasing the number of pulleys in their design will make their crane more effective.

Curriculum links: working scientifically, forces.

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Structures

Students design, make, and test bridges and towers to see how much load they can take.

Curriculum links: working scientifically, forces, properties of materials.

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Using a Printing Press

Groups will be guided around the Museum’s Print Room to observe the historic printing presses in use. They will also be able to try their hand at typesetting a short amount of text or set of images to make a card to take away with them.

Curriculum links:

 

Key Stage 3


Key Stage 3


 

Key Stage 4


Key Stage 4


 

Home Educators


Home Educators


 Details of anything specific for home educators, such as extra number of free adults.

Language Schools


Language Schools


Details of activities and handouts

Prices

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Scouts and Girlguides


Scouts and Girlguides


 We run code-breaking evenings for cubs, scouts, brownies, and girlguides. The main activity is a trail around the Museum, where the kids have to work in groups to crack codes and stop a spy sending messages from the Pumping Station. We can also run activities for older or younger groups.

To book, please email info@museumoftechnology.com.


Scouts and Girlguides activity prices

£2 per child

Accompanying adults are free