My School at the Museum

The learning team at Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort were involved in a trailblazing national pilot with Kings College London

My primary school is at the museum is an action project which was developed by the Cultural Institute at King’s College London against a backdrop of threatened museum services, a shortage of school places, and ever growing evidence to support the range of benefits of learning in cultural environments and through collections.

It involved placing three primary schools from around the UK in a museum setting for between two and five weeks in 2016.

Arbeia's learning team were involved in the first pilot with Hadrian Primary School, just next to the museum in South Shields, with whom they have a fantastic relationship. 

The legacy of the programme has evolved into an educator's resource website:

My School is at the Museum site

Read a blog post by learning officer Virginia Wilkinson for more information.