Unique living history services for schools
In 2009 the Danelaw Centre for Living History was one of the first organisations nationally to be awarded the quality mark by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. In 2010 the site was awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education. Both awards reflect the high quality learning experiences provided by the centre. In making their award the Sandford judges noted that;
“The Danelaw Centre succeeds in bringing history to life, providing children with a memorable and educational experience that will enrich their understanding of the past”.
We offer a range of period specific, hands-on activity full or half days at the Danelaw Centre for Living History at Murton Park. The facilities on site include a first century turf and timber Roman Fort, a Dark Age village comprising 20 houses and workshops, a brick built Tudor farm house and garden and a Home Front evacuee centre comprising a farmhouse kitchen, air raid shelter complex, ARP and Home Guard huts and a bomb site. The days are all structured to offer a range of fully inclusive learning experiences.
Follow the links for details of the individual days on offer, risk assessment documents and suggestions for follow-up activities.