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Coventry Transport Museum makes the perfect learning environment for school or family visits.

To get the maximum from your museum visit, we recommend a session led by a member of our learning team. Our staff are experienced in engaging pupils with museum collections and have a detailed knowledge of the curriculum requirements for the topic areas we deliver.

We’re able to adapt our sessions to your needs, making sure that they are 

at the right level for your pupils whether you’re just starting a topic or summing up at the end of term. Above all, our sessions are interactive, hands-on and fun! 

Our museum-led sessions are £3 per pupil.


Victorian Cycles
Key Stage 1 and 2
75 minute facilitated session

This workshop looks at the development of the cycle through the Victorian era. During the session pupils will examine and discuss four historical cycles, arranging them into chronological order and learning about how the different designs evolved. Observation skills are then developed through drawing and recording key information about these cycles. 

Curriculum links 
•    History
•    Design & Technology
•    Art & Design

Learning outcomes
Your pupils will:
•    Increase their knowledge and understanding of the Victorian era
•    Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
•    Develop their speaking and listening skills
•    Increase their knowledge of significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Max 30 children per session. 


Blitz Experience
Key Stage 2 
75 minute facilitated session

Explore the Second World War section of our exhibitions to find out about the Coventry Blitz and the impact of the war on vehicle production. After this interactive tour, which includes the sights and sounds of an air raid, you’ll be taken to our dedicated Blitz classroom for some small group work. You’ll handle real wartime artefacts such as helmets, incendiary bombs and ration books, and discover how they were used. This session also includes the chance to sit inside an authentic Anderson air raid shelter. 

Curriculum links 
•    History
•    Design & Technology 

Learning outcomes
Your pupils will:
•    Increase their knowledge and understanding of the Second World War
•    Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
•    Develop their speaking and listening skills
•    Use discussion and historical enquiry in order to learn
•    Increase their knowledge of significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Max 30 children per session.


Evacuee Experience
Key Stage 2 
75 minute facilitated session

Explore the Second World War section of our exhibitions to find out about the Coventry Blitz and the impact that the bombing had on the city and its people. After this interactive tour of our popular Blitz Experience display, pupils will discover why children were evacuated, what they packed in their suitcases and learn about the billeting process through a fun costumed drama activity. They will also explore the experiences of children during the Second World War and develop empathy by reading real letters from evacuees. 

Curriculum links 
•    History
•    English
•    Drama

Learning outcomes
Your pupils will:
•    Increase their knowledge and understanding of the Second World War, focusing on the Home Front and children’s experiences
•    Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
•    Use discussion, role play and historical enquiry in order to learn

Max 30 children per session. 


Local History Tour
Key Stage 2 (recommended for Years 5 & 6)
1 hour facilitated session

This interactive guided tour tells the story of road transport in Coventry, and helps to develop chronological understanding in line with the requirements of the new History curriculum.

Travel back in time to Victorian Coventry to see the first boneshaker cycles, then continue your journey from the first car factory through to the boom and decline of the industry after the Second World War. The tour includes the Blitz Experience display in which students will encounter the sights and sounds of an air raid.

The tour ends in the exhibition which examines the decline of the motor industry from the 1980s. The rest of the museum, including the Supersonic exhibition, can be explored independently.

Curriculum links 
•    History 
•    Design & Technology

Learning outcomes 
Your pupils will:
•    Develop an awareness of the past
•    Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
•    Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods
•    Increase their knowledge of significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Max 15 children per session.

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