Learning Services

Explore the past – Stone Age to Iron Age

Step back in time and discover how early humans lived, learn about human evolution from primitive Homo sapiens through to our Iron Age ancestors.

Session duration: 1 hour and 30 mins

Interactive learning

See the mystery objects and discover how they were used.
Hear about what our ancestors ate, what they wore, how they lived and what dangers they faced.
Touch replica objects from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age periods.
Discuss the differences between the life styles of hunter gathers and farmers.
Smell the animal furs.


Session led by Museum Learning Officer

  • Replica objects include Neanderthal and modern skulls, Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic tools, stone querns, spinning whorls and weights, pottery.
  • Activity sheets available – object investigation.

New curriculum links – history

Key Stage 1

  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • Key Stage 2.
  • A local history study.
  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Key Stage 3

  • A local history study.

Other curriculum links

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