Key Stage Two | Banbury Museum

We are thrilled to share our new Key Stage Two programme which has been designed in close consultation with school partners and the ‘Keeping Connected’ network members. 

In addition to offering our most popular workshops, we have six new workshops to share with you. All our workshops closely support the national curriculum requirements and offer active learning experiences for your pupils.



National Curriculum Link

Banbury Explorers – New workshop

Pupils become street detectives through a guided walk around Banbury’s market square. Then it is back to the museum for follow up activities.

Local history study.

The secret life of Banbury Museum – New workshop

What happened to the museum objects when we close at night? Do they come to life? An immersive literacy experience which supports ‘Big Writing’ strategies.

English programme of study

Banbury through the wars – New workshop

Pupils become war reporters and uncover the impact of war on banbury and its people during the Civil War, World War One and World War Two.

A study of an aspect or theme in British History that extends knowledge beyond 1066.

Jitterbug and Jive

Pupils discover Banbury life in the 1940’s and how to Jitterbug and Jive with their friends.

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

“How it was for us”

Pupils meet with members of the museum’s ‘Times Gone By’ group and hear first-hand accounts about various aspects of their lives during World War Two.

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

The Lodgers

Pupils explore real events in the lives of inhabitants in the 1841 lodging house.

A local history study.

Canal Experience

Pupils explore the life, times and history of the Oxford Canal. An optional boat trip can be built in too.

A local history study.

A Roman Life – New outreach workshop

Who lives in a villa like this? A day in the life of a Roman household in Oxfordshire.

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

Romans Revealed – New outreach workshop

A trip to market, Roman style. Pupils use role play, archaeological evidence and hands on activities to re-create a market day in Alchester.

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

Anglo – Saxons Adventures – New outreach workshop

Invasion alert! Viking raiders on the River Thames in Reading. What does it mean for us here in Banna’s Banbury?

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots


Please note: Geographical restrictions apply to our school outreach programme and is restricted to primary schools within a 10 mile radius of Banbury Museum.

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Our cancellation policy

Don’t forget we offer a ‘Mix and Match’ museum package – perfect for schools wishing to visit the museum and book both a KS1 and KS2 workshop on the same day. Please note this package is designed for a maximum of 35 pupils. 

Visits cancelled within 28 days of the first booking/visit will incur a 50% cancellation fee. 

Visits cancelled within 7 days of the first booking/visit will incur a 100% cancellation fee. 

Banbury Museum’s Education programme is kindly sponsored by