Learning
Our unique educational experiences

Victorian Experience

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Experience a lesson in the Victorian schoolroom with 'Ma'am', visit a mill workers cottage to learn about Victorian home-life, experience object handling sessions and try rag rug making.
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Egyptian Experience


Journey down the nile looking at the Egyptian collection with 'Miss Marianne Brocklehurst', local Victorian explorer and collector. Try Egyptian artefact handling, Anubis mask making or papyrus workshop.
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Silk Experience


'Clock on' at Paradise Mill and find out about Silk production and it's importance to Macclesfield. Try basic weaving or Printing in a craft workshop.
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Science and Silk Experience


Take part in a practical science workshop in the education room and visit the 'spectrum Gallery' to find out more.
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Victorian Christmas


Visit Mr Brocklehurst's  parlour  bedecked for Christmas day and learn  the history behind many of our Christmas customs and traditions.
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Museum Art Experiences

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Art experience: In addition to our popular art workshops based around the work of local artist Charles Tunnicliffe the education department is now offering an exciting opportunity for individual schools to work along with the museums art teacher to plan topic related art workshops eg. Aboriginal art printing, silk painting and African adinkra symbol artwork.
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Compare and Contrast: Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria
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Our new education experience compares aspects of life in
the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.
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