Key information: free, on-site visit, 1 hour per class, Key Stage 1
In this workshop, which focuses on seaside holidays to Cornwall, children use a selection of old photographs to explore the similarities and differences and draw contrasts between the seaside now and in the past. They then create their own ‘then’ and ‘now’ beach scenes.
Visits to Kresen Kernow
We offer free, facilitated school visits to Kresen Kernow. We are able to accommodate one class at a time in our dedicated learning rooms, and visits can last up to 3 hours. A visit will typically entail a tour of the building, including our secure strongrooms, home to 14 miles of shelving and 850 years of history, as well as a workshop on your chosen theme using original Cornish documents from our collections.
Please note: we adhere to Ofsted and Department for Education guidelines for staff-pupil ratios. For more information, please read A teacher’s guide to visiting Kresen Kernow (2021).
Did you know that Cornwall Heritage Trust offers grants to cover travel to heritage sites across Cornwall, including Kresen Kernow? You can find out more here.