School visits to the Museum of Power

Discover the Museum of Power, a beautiful location with a wealth of historic resources to give your class a unique cross - curricular KS1 / KS2 learning experience. There are opportunities to explore many different subjects in a safe and intriguing environment.  A visit to the museum opens up a range of teaching resources not available in the classroom based around the Museums’ wide range of interesting and engaging themes in full days or half days, including:

We provide a range of written and visual material to help with the planning of teacher-led visits which can be accessed by the links at the bottom of this page.

Steam Engine

For Key Stage 1 and 2 we have a pre-prepared day visit plans (see above) like 'The Story of Water'. This visit includes a presentation by museum staff on water as a substance in its various forms, the water cycle and several practical activities involving water including: building a simple water filter; making a water wheel and powering it with water guns; exploring water pressure using leaky bottles and constructing a 'tippy tap' as used in many developing countries to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. The day aims to be fun as well as educational. As one year 2 pupil put it:

"We went to the Museum of Power and learnt about water. It was brilliant! We turned dirty water into clean water. I really liked it. I asked lots of questions. It was better than school. It was excellent".


To discuss a visit telephone our Education Visitor Coordinator James Gulleford on 01621 843183 or click here to e-mail us

Teacher-led visits Links

Teacher Information | Health and Safety | Water Story | Industrial Revolution | Significant People | School Visitors Feedback

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