World War I

Key information: free, on-site visit, 1hr 15 mins per class, Key Stage 2 

‘Parcels for the Boys’ is inspired by documents from our collections related to the sending of gift parcels to soldiers on the front line. In this multi-sensory workshop, children will explore replica gift parcels and primary sources (including letters and newspapers) to uncover how we know what was sent to the soldiers, and what they thought about the items.

If you’re interested in discovering more about our collections related to the First World War, you can read our War collections guide here. We also have an online exhibition on the theme.

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.

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