The Museum of Bath at Work is home to the reconstructed engineering and soft drinks factory of Victorian businessman Jonathan Bowler. This unique display provides the backdrop for a number of educational activities devised with schools in mind.
Walk and Talk
Guided tours of the Bowler factory lasting about an hour and involving working machinery and handling of historic objects. We can customise these tours to your requirements e.g. The Victorian child at work, Bowler’s factory during the Second World War, etc.
Available all year round. £2.00 per pupil. 1 hour.
Drama at the Museum
Using the rooms of Mr Bowler’s factory and its contents as props, an actor and ex-teacher guide improvised action. Full details and introductory notes are sent ahead of a visit and costumes etc. are provided.
Three scenarios are offered:
1. For Richer, for Poorer: Bowler’s factory in 1900
2. War Work: Bowler’s factory in 1942
3. All Change: Bowler’s factory in 1969
Included in this activity is a guided tour of the factory and a brief session to introduce the subject.
Available October – March. £4.00 per pupil. 3 hours.
1. Please Touch! Handling session of fascinating and unique objects from the Museum’s collections.
Available all year round. £1.00 per pupil. 30 minutes.
2. It’s Magic!A Victorian slide show using an original Magic Lantern projector.
£1.00 per pupil. 30 minutes
Details for your visit
- A space is available for lunch and secure space for bags, coats etc.
- Teachers and accompanying adults go free
- Refreshments and small shop
- Coach drop off point in Julian Road
For teachers who would like to make a planning visit there is no charge. Please phone for details on 01225 318348, email: EDUCATION at the Museum of Bath at Work.
Museum of Bath at Work
Julian Road Bath BA1 2RH
Tel. (01225) 318348 or firstname.lastname@example.org