Innovation & Invention

Learning Sessions

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Victorian Bygones 1 hour, onsite, all KS

Turn history detective with our Victorian household objects and find out how travel, trade and technology affected life at home during Queen Victoria’s reign.

Toys 1 hour, onsite, KS1

Come and see all sorts of toys, old and new, from Vicotrian china dolls and old teddy bears to toys that children would have made and played with in the street. Make your own cup and ball to take home with you.


Booth Museum of Natural History

Meet the Booths 1.5 hours, onsite, KS2

How did the Victorians gain their knowledge of the natural world? Meet the remarkable Victorians Mr or Mrs Booth who will uncover the intriguing world of the Victorian collector. Students discover how real Victorian naturalists set about sorting, classifying and understanding the world in which they lived.


Brighton Toy & Model Museum

Sessions last between 1.5 and 3 hours, subject to school request. Bespoke sessions and outreach sessions available. Sessions can be enhanced by one of our puppet shows (30 minutes).

Toys, Puppets and Mechanics EYFS, KS1&2

This fascinating learning session presents Key Stage 1 and 2 children with an investigation into the characteristics of old and new toys, including their materials. Students also look at how toys move, focusing on the different mechanics and forces which power them.

The Victorians KS2

How artefacts in the toy museum represent Victorian life, focusing as requested on the changing role of transport, the growing importance of the seaside as a holiday location, and the issues of toys and play.


Volks Electric Railway

Full trip on railway, followed by talk and guided tour 1.5 hours, all KS  

Tours include engineering workshops and sheds dating from 1900. Talks include the seafront, technology, history, the environment, solar power.


The Royal Pavilion

General Tour 1 hour, onsite, KS3+

Find out more about the history of this fantastic building and why it was so important to the development of the town.

General Tour for Schools 1 hour, onsite, KS1&2

Uncover the Royal Pavilion’s intriguing history and learn about the former Royal residents. Imagine yourself as visiting dinner guests attending a King’s feast.

The Royal Pavilion and India 1 hour, onsite, KS2&3

What links India and a lavish Brighton seaside retreat for a King? This tour takes you on a journey around the Royal Pavilion's architecture to find the answers. Learn about the Indian buildings that inspired its unique structure, and its use as a hospital for Indian soldiers during World War I.

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