Our expert Enablers will help your pupils explore our Viking object handling collection and take them on a Gallery Safari.

Level: P3-P7
Cost: £70
Timing: 60 min session, 10:15/11:30/13:00
Dates available: August – June, subject to availability
Booking: Complete our online booking request form.

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

Please split your class into two groups. One group will take part in a gallery safari, whilst the other explores objects, then the groups will swap over. Maximum capacity 33 children.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Your pupils will:

  • Handle a variety of real and replica objects with an Enabler who will encourage group discussion with the class, while passing on expert information on the theme and each object.
  • Go on a safari visiting displays in our galleries that relate to your topic, led by an enabler who will engage the class with objects on display through questions, objects and stories.

Follow up activities

Curriculum links





As I listen and talk in different situations, I am learning to take turns and am developing my awareness of when to talk and when to listen.

LIT 0-02a / ENG 0-03a

When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect.

LIT 1-02a

When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking.

LIT 2-02a

Social Studies

I am aware that different types of evidence can help me to find out about the past.

SOC 0-01a

I understand that evidence varies in the extent to which it can be trusted and can use this in learning about the past.

SOC 1-01a

I can use primary and secondary sources selectively to research events in the past.

SOC 2-01a


I can make a personal link to the past by exploring items or images connected with important individuals or special events in my life.

SOC 0-02a

By exploring places, investigating artefacts and locating them in time, I have developed an awareness of the ways we remember and preserve Scotland’s history.

SOC 1-02a

I can interpret historical evidence from a range of periods to help to build a picture of Scotland’s heritage and my sense of chronology.

SOC 2-02a


I can use evidence to recreate the story of a place or individual of local historical interest.

SOC 1-03a

I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society.

SOC 2-03a

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