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EYFS and KS1 History Workshops

From Castles to the Great Fire of London, the Learning and Engagement Team offer a fantastic Primary history programme.


Exploring Durham Castle

Online session coming soon!!

Overlooking the River Wear, Durham Castle has dominated the skyline for nearly 1000 years. Why was it built? Who lived here and what was it like? This session takes children on a tour of this historic building before letting them create their own castle and challenges them to see who can build the best defensive wall!

National Curriculum link: Significant historical places in own locality

Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

Introducing Primary school pupils to the study of history, this session uses props and materials from our archives to find out more about the Great Fire of London and how historians know what happened.

National Curriculum link: Events beyond living memory

Online session from Palace Green Library


Your Own Backyard

Embark on a study of your school's local area and discover its fascinating history. What stories lie behind local landmarks? Piece together the puzzles of the past with maps, documents and photographs.

National Curriculum link: Local History study

Online session from Palace Green Library

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