Experience a journey through time from the Big Bang to the present day. Look and listen for clues, investigate the mystery objects, then create the timeline. Session duration: 1 hour and 30 mins


Hear about 4500 million years of history.
Touch original artefacts and mystery objects, see if you can discover what they are, how they were used and made.
Discuss the correct order for the timeline. Can you get it right first time?


Session led by Museum Learning Officer

  • Objects include real archaeology, geology, Neolithic, Roman, Norse, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and 20th century artefacts.
  • Pre and post session activity suggestions supplied with every booking.


Key Stage 1

  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Key Stage 2

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
  • A local history study.
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

Key Stage 3

  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.
  • A local history study.
  • The study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils chronological knowledge from before 1066.

Other curriculum links

  • Geography, Citizenship, Literacy, Numeracy, Art and Design.