Come to Aston Hall and learn all about the exciting life of the nurse, traveler and author, Mary Seacole.

In this interactive workshop, pupils will learn about Mary’s early life in Kingston, Jamaica, her intrepid voyage to the Crimea to look after soldiers injured in the Crimean War, and how she became a celebrity in Britain for her work, even publishing a best-selling book!

They will handle replica artefacts, grind-up medicines using a pestle and mortar, explore the contents of Mary’s treatment bag and dress-up as key characters.

Ideal for the KS1 and 2 curriculums, for learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. This workshop would also be a great school trip for Black History Month in October.

(School visits to Aston Hall are available Wednesday - Friday.)

Bring two classes from your school and spend a full day on site with self-led activities to use outside of your taught session.

Get in touch to book

Call us on 0121 348 8001 (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm) or email us