Secondary schools

Kresen Kernow offers free school visits to our building in Redruth, as well as loans packs for secondary school students, and we participate in the schools’ work experience programme. Activities are based around original documents held in our archives and provide a local perspective on various topics. Students will develop their research and enquiry skills, as well as an understanding of primary and secondary sources, by having access to the real ‘building blocks’ of history. Please note that some of our services are temporarily suspended.

To see what themes and activities we offer, and to book a visit or workshop, please explore the links below. Our YouTube channel is also full of short films that may be inspiring or useful in your teaching or homework.

Please note that we do not offer specific workshops for secondary school students, although we can offer visits on particular themes which include a tour of our secure strongrooms and a chance to see relevant original documents from our collections. It might also be worth exploring our primary schools pages if your preferred theme is not listed below, as we may be able to adapt our primary workshops for older audiences.

We are currently working on a range of new secondary resources so please do keep checking this page, or contact our Learning Lead at if you would like to find out more.