Museums in a Box - Create Your Own Mini Museum
Planning a Museums in a Box Project
This page is designed to help you plan how the Museum in a Box project can be embedded within your curriculum theme and teaching.
There are a number of downloadable template documents to help you plan your project from the very beginning:
Choosing Your Theme
First you need to decide what theme your class will be studying. Past idea of themes developed through the Museums in a Box project are:
- Bombed! Life on the Home-Front in World War Two
- Seaside Holidays
- Viking Invaders
- Toys from the Past
- Homes from the Past (Victorians)
- Victorian School Days
- What the Romans Did for Us
- All the Fun of the Fair
- Medicines of the Past
- Mystery Objects - Deciphering Evidence
You may like to look at other learning journeys on My Learning for further inspiration and ideas.
Planning Your Theme
‘Museums in a Box across the curriculum planning matrix' helps you to mind-map your initial ideas into curriculum areas and ensure it is cross-curricular.
Embedding the Museums in a Box Project
The ‘Step-by-Step Guide’ download is designed to help you plan how you will timetable the Museum in a Box project into your half-term. This also highlights the areas of developing your museum which Heritage Learning will lead on and which areas you will need to plan and lead on. Please see the ‘What is the Museums in a Box Project?’ page for detailed notes on what the sessions led by Heritage Learning will involve and the ‘Creating Your Mini-Museum’ page for ideas of how to develop your mini-museum.
How Do I Book?
The downloadable ‘checklist’ is a guide for things to consider before you begin the Museum in a Box project. It may also be useful to download the booking form before you telephone us to book so you have the information we need ready. We highly recommend you also book onto one of our other led-sessions which compliment your theme to help develop your pupils knowledge and understanding.