At a glance

Cost: £75IMG_3842

Duration: 120 Minutes

Subject: History

Numbers: 15 – 30

Level: KS3/4

Adults: One adult per 15 students

Session Summary

What is an artefact, how is it made and how might its function change over time? Using Museum objects and investigating their connection with Manchester this session will allow students to explore the multiple meanings of a variety of objects, both from historical and modern times.


Session Outcomes

Pupils will:

  • Describe how different artefacts can be interpreted and presented in many ways.
  • Construct creative approaches to presenting information about artefacts.
  • Classify a variety of objects in a number of different ways.
  • Create their own labels for artefacts to communicate their interpretation.
  • Identify an alternative theme for  gallery within the Museum based on the artefacts presented within it.
  • Interpret objects as sources of evidence.

Gallery Timea

During this workshop students will visit both Living Cultures and Manchester Gallery.

If you are planning to spend time exploring the Museum either before or after your session, please tell us this when you complete our “Make a Booking” form, below.

Make a Booking

If you are unsure whether this session would be suitable for your group, please speak with our bookings coordinator on 0161 275 2630 or email


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