Schools and Groups
Learning at Bruce Castle
Spark children’s imaginations with a visit to Bruce Castle and see learning come alive as you explore the building, collections, and grounds.
Facilitated workshops - let our education team inspire you on a journey of discovery. With over 20 topics to choose from, our immersive workshops are designed to create memorable learning experiences and support children to develop skills, knowledge and cultural capital.
STEM sessions - get up close to our collections of fossils, bones and taxidermy specimens.
Activity trails - take a tour of the building and grounds with our new activity booklets designed for KS1 / KS2.
SEND - our education team are experienced in working with children with SEND and offer a range of exploratory sessions using tactile and sensory objects.
Black History Resources for Schools
Although Bruce Castle is currently closed, our education team are still working behind the scenes finding new ways to support local schools. We have developed a series of special exhibitions available for loan. We are offering these free of charge due to the on-going COVID-19 situation. They are specifically designed for schools and suitable for display in the classroom, reception area or school library. Supporting materials including digital resource packs and power-point lessons are available to support the exhibition.
To find out more, or to book an exhibition loan, please contact the Education Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibitions available for loan
- Black Georgian Londoners: People, Portraits and Perceptions
Discover the hidden histories of prominent black men and women of Georgian London. Profiles include Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho; the first known black man to vote in the UK.
- Carnival: Costume and Commentary
Trace the early development of carnival in Western Europe and the Caribbean. Explore the role of costume in carnivals and how costume has - and continues - to be used as a form of social commentary.
- Hidden Heroes: Soldiers from the Empire
Between 1914 and 1918 Britain took part in the First World War and men from all over the world fought alongside each other. The exhibition explores the stories of the soldiers from across the empire who contributed to the war effort.
- Local Figurehead: Local Heroes
An exhibition of objects donated by prominent people from Haringey's Black Community. Discover their stories and what significance their object held for them.
- Local Reflections: Nelson Mandela and the Haringey Anti-Apartheid Movement
Explore the legacy of Nelson Mandela and remember the contribution and strength of people in Haringey who came together and campaigned as part of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.
- Memories from the Islands
An exhibition of commissioned photographs of the Caribbean from the 1950s and 1960s, chosen by members of Haringey University of the Third Age.
- Origins of the Afro Comb
Delve into the history of the African comb or pick spanning 5,000 years. The exhibition focuses on the origins of Afro combs and their use in influencing style, culture, politics and identity.
- Re-creating Memories
A photographic exhibition celebrating and recording positive role models, community leaders and activists from the African and African Caribbean communities in Haringey.
You can download a copy of the list:
Please see our Schools Programme for full details of our sessions.
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