School Visits

KS2 and KS3

The museum can accommodate one class for a full day visit, working in two groups of approximately up to 15 pupils.  There is an activity trail around the museum galleries and a teacher-led activity in our learning space, which both take 90 minutes.

Full guidance notes for schools will be sent out upon booking.

Museum Guidebook Teacher-Led Activity Trail

On gallery, pupils can create their own Museum Guidebook, based on a template we provide in advance. This is designed to be flexible for teachers an adult helpers to adapt to classroom topics, and focuses on the people, objects and stories of North Craven life.

Activity duration: 90 minutes

Screenshot of the front page of the museum worksheet

Why Do Museums Collect? Teacher-Led Session

The Parlour learning space can be booked for schools to run their own object-based session with pupils.  Museum objects, resources and complete session guidance notes are provided.  The session is themed on the Victorians, and pupils will investigate three mystery Victorian objects from the museum collections using observation and thinking skills.  There is then chance to try some fun, hands-on activities to further explore how the objects would have been used, before pupils demonstrate their learning by writing their own museum label for the objects.

Activity duration: 90 minutes

Early Years Foundation Stage

Mouse and the House Story Sack

Story sacks can be used on the museum galleries, with small groups of children supervised by an adult.  Children will 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.

Guidance notes for schools will be sent out upon booking.

A drawing of a mouse wearing a dress and cap nose to nose with a carved wooden mouse

Booking Information

School visits are by appointment and can be made any day of the week between 10am and 3pm.

We charge a small per-pupil premium. For a fee, we can also provide a class set of the printed materials if these are needed. Please note that we do not have in house printing facilities available on the day.

Please bring one adult per six KS2 pupils or one adult per eight KS3 pupils. You will need a minimum of four adults to run both activities simultaneously.

There is no parking at The Folly. Coaches are advised to drop off in Greenfoot Car Park, which is a two minute walk away.

Lunch will be in the Parlour or, weather permitting, in the garden. We will help tidy away the morning’s activities and a clean up box with table wipes and bin bags is provided.

To book, please contact Caitlin Greenwood, the Heritage Development Officer on

We offer a free visit to teachers wishing to view the museum in advance of a visit. Please contact Caitlin Greenwood to arrange.

On The Day

Please bring all necessary resources with you on the day unless you have ordered a class set in advance, as we have limited printing and photocopying facilities at The Folly.

You will be greeted by Caitlin Greenwood, our Heritage Development Officer, and a volunteer who will show you where bags and coats can be stored, and welcome you to the Museum of North Craven Life.

The Museum of North Craven Life would like to thank Amy Baggaley for the creation of these resources which were funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.