Schools

Our popular school sessions are run by the Heritage Learning Team at Lancashire County Council. Through role-play and object handling sessions, pupils are given the opportunity to explore and discover Fleetwood’s heyday as a Victorian Seaside resort or find out more about its industrious fishing heritage.

Schools visit from all over Lancashire and surrounding areas to enjoy our special event; the “Victorian Seaside Holiday” (Punch & Judy is not to be missed!) or to visit our Victorian Landlady in her seaside boarding house. Children dress up in Victorian costume and get a chance to handle Victorian artefacts. The feedback from the schools is very positive and rewarding.

How to book: call the Heritage Learning Team on 01772 535075 or 01772 535327

A wonderful visit for the children, volunteers and staff

Teacher

Higher Walton Primary School

school session

Victorian Seaside Boarding House

KS1 & KS2, 1 hour

Pupils will discover the hard work involved in Victorian life by helping wit the daily tasks involved in running a seaside boarding house.  Through active participation and object handling, they will learn more about Victorian toys and pastimes and about the popularity of the area as a seaside holiday location during the Victorian period.

Object Handling Session

KS2 & KS3, 1 hour

An opportunity for pupils to handle genuine historical artefacts related to both the Victorian era and the fishing industry in Fleetwood.

Fishing in Fleetwood

KS2 & KS3, 1 hour

Through a variety of activities, pupils will gain an insight in to the highs and lows of the fishing industry in Fleetwood, from personal stories recalling Fleetwood’s heyday in the 1920s, to its role during the Second World War and its later history.  A great chance to see and learn about ‘Harriet’, out Victorian Fishing Smack, listed in the National Historic Fleet.  She has a definite WOW factor!

Fleetwood Town Tour

KS1, KS2 & KS3, 1 hour

This short guided walk around the early part of the planned Victorian seaside town examines various Victorian buildings, including a Victorian Tram shelter! Find out how the ‘well to do’ lived and discover the posh hotel people would stay in whilst visiting the seaside. See what many past visitors saw on their holidays and whilst looking at the seafront, discover more about the port, the transport system and how the ‘new’ Victorian town of Fleetwood developed from 1836.

Costs

Half day session (2hrs)

£2.50 LCC pupil

£3 Non LCC pupil

Full day session (4hrs)

£5 LCC pupil

£6 Non LCC pupil

How to book: call the Heritage Learning Team on 01772 535075 or 01772 535327

Fleetwood Museum

Victorian Seaside Special

Victorian seaside special

Fleetwood Museum hosts the annual Victorian Seaside Holiday Special Event in May which delights pupils (and teachers!) with the sessions listed below.
Cost per session:
£4.00 LCC pupil, £4.50 non LCC pupil

Victorian seaside special

Sessions

The class will have the opportunity to dress up, just like Victorians and pose for a group photograph! This session also allows pupils to discover more about the Victorian seaside holiday by exploring lantern slides and various Victorian objects. (The photographs are sent to the school).

How did people get to the seaside in the Victorian times? Discover more about the importance of steam trains and how they work in a session focusing on history and the advancement of technology.

Just like today, the Victorian holiday weather was unpredictable! Pupils will discover how Victorian children would have entertained themselves on a rainy day by the sea and make their own souvenir to take back to school.

Pupils will discover the hard work involved in Victorian life and help with the daily tasks involved in running a seaside boarding house. They will learn more about Victorian toys and pastimes and about the popularity of the area as
a seaside holiday location during the Victorian period.

The absolutely fantastic and amazing…
Punch and Judy!!
“That’s the way to do it!!”

For further information, to check availability and to book, please telephone 01772 535075 or 01772 535327

Or visit the Learning with Lancashire Museums School Portal: