There are learning opportunities for everyone at The Folly.

In the Museum

School Visits

The museum can accommodate one class for a teacher-led full-day visit. Classes are split into two groups of approximately fifteen. They take it turns to complete an activity trail around the museum galleries and a teacher-led activity in our learning space, which both take 90 minutes.


We have a family trail encouraging visitors of all ages to really look at the house and exhibits: what’s the oldest object in the museum, and how many windows do you think there are in our beautiful, light-filled parlour? This is a no-touch trail.

For younger children, families can borrow a Story Sack. Together, discover the story of Molly the mouse, who visits The Folly and finds out a little of its history on her adventure. The story sack contains ideas and props for active learning to accompany the storytelling. Children can then explore the museum to find some of the objects featured in the story.

At Home and in the Classroom

Learning resources for key stage two and key stage three are available to download free from our website. These can be used at home or in school. Each resource includes a powerpoint and video, and teacher notes for background information. Activities are designed to help pupils interrogate life in the past and provide inspiration for creative activities. National curriculum links are provided.