Workshops at our museums enhance students' knowledge of a wide range of topics in a practical, experiential fashion.

Rebels and Redcoats (P4-7)

Hear both sides of the story on this full-day visit to Edinburgh Castle. Tour the defences with our regimental Redcoat, visit the prisons with our Jacobite soldier, explore the museum’s collections, and find out how the rebellion failed.

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Teacher-led Wartime Life Experience: Second World War (P5-7)

Relive the real-life experiences of Scottish evacuees, prisoners of war, sailors and those left at home, supported by our 1940s Wartime Life resource pack.

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Trench Warfare: First World War (P5-7)

Get to grips with First World War trench warfare by examining evidence in our object handling collection and first-hand accounts of wartime experiences, including letters and photographs.

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Ghosts of War Armistice Day Poetry (P5-7, S1-6)

Explore the museum’s powerful exhibits, share in an Act of Remembrance, and develop a knowledge and understanding of the world by writing poems of war and peace.

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The Poppy exhibition

Examine the history of the poppy and its emergence as a symbol of remembrance.

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Trench Warfare: First World War (S1-6)

Get to grips with First World War trench warfare by examining evidence in our object handling collection and first-hand accounts of wartime experiences, including letters and photographs.

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Power of the Poppy

To coincide with our exhibition The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance, this workshop uses museum objects to explore and discuss the nature of war and remembrance with your class. Your day will also include a visit to our exhibition.

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National War Museum
0131 247 4041
schools@nms.ac.uk

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