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The Canal museum provides a unique learning experience for each age group They will see what life was like aboard a working narrow boat. They will discover how canals shaped the country that we know today, Learn about the cargo that was brought around the country and see how Ice was stored during the Victorian ice trade. Teachers can also book educational workshops and download lesson plans for each age group to further their experience and either follow on or inspire further projects at school.

Curriculum Links drawing on the whole museum

Gallery Resource

Curriculum Hit

Exhibitions enable historical developments in transport to be placed in chronological order, e.g. river navigation, canals, railways, road transport.

History KS1– sense of chronology

The narrowboat Coronis has a cabin which was the main home of a family and pupils can go inside.

History KS1 - identify differences between ways of life at different times

There is a wide range of evidence available from the galleries in photographs, the building itself, the adjoining canal and boats, and the artefacts in the museum.

History KS1 - Historical enquiry

The pictures and artefacts relating to canal life provide a basis for understanding the lives of the many local people who worked on the canal.

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Specific Exhibitition Links

Resource

Location

Links to the Nat Curriculum

Coronis interior

Ground Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Canal Costume

A display of costume worn by Victorian boat men and women.

Mezzanine Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Canal Life panels

Mezzanine Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Bantam Tug

Wharf

Science – forces (KS2 PoS)

Measham Pottery

Ground Floor

Art & Design KS 1 - to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space -

about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing thedifferences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Lace plates

Ground Floor

Art & Design KS 1 - to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing thedifferences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Roses and Castles canal art

Ground Floor

Art & Design KS 1 - to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing thedifferences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Toll Office

Ground Floor

Maths KS 1 - calculations

Ice trade exhibition

Ground Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Flip-book, Carlo Gatti

Ground Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area, significant people

Ice boxes

Ground Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area, significant people

Horse and ice-cart model

Ground Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area, significant people

Ice cream tricycle

Ground Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area, significant people

Ice wells

Ground Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area, significant people

Bridge building interactive

Ground Floor

Maths KS1 - geometry – properties of shapes

Design & Technology KS1– technical knowledge

Horse stable stall

First Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Horse power exhib panels

First Floor

Science – forces (KS2 PoS)

Hayracks

First Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Horse shoe display

First Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Horse harness display

First Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Flip-book, Horse exhibition

First Floor

History KS1 - the way of life of people in the past who lived in the local area

Water and locks, panel/model

First Floor

Science – forces (KS2 PoS)

Water & locks, wooden paddles

First Floor

Science – forces (KS2 PoS),c

Water/locks, windlass handles

First Floor

Science – forces (KS2 PoS)

Water/locks, boundary markets

First Floor

Science – forces (KS2 PoS)

Muscles and steam panel

First Floor

Science – forces (KS2 PoS)

Children’s Trail

Whole

Various. Year 2 upwards

Heritage Lottery Fund Logo

Canal scene illustration