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Date updated: 17/05/2022

Exploring your local area is an exciting and fascinating way to discover history and the changes which have taken place in your local area over time. Find out what stories lie behind local landmarks and discover the different people who lived and worked in your community. Photographs, documents, plans and prints provide the evidence to piece together the puzzle of the past!

Students will develop geographical skills by the researching the history of the area around their school. They will use online historic maps and image libraries, as well as archives to gather information and identify key features and of their local area.

This session is supported by an optional self-guided walk around Clerkenwell. 

All workshops are offered free of charge and must be booked in advance. Where possible certain sessions can be delivered as outreach on site at your school. If you are interested in an outreach session, please indicate this on your booking form
Buildings at London Bridge
Buildings at London Bridge

Curriculum Connections:

Key Stages 1, 2 and 3:

  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
  • A local area study
  • Human and physical geography - understand the key processes in human geography relating to population and urbanisation

Walking Tour Option

We are able to offer In Own Back Yard as a socially distanced walking tour. These walking tours will give learners a chance to see familiar places with new eyes and learn how familiar places came to be.

Each tour will be developed in consultation with teachers and followed up with historical resources to support classroom learning.

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