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Online Session: Experience Ancient Greece

Museum & Art Gallery

Book Session

Discover the wonders of Ancient Greek culture in your classroom! Explore ancient art, everyday life and beliefs through fun, fast-paced live shows, whilst handling genuine ancient Greek artefacts.

Book a live stream session, show or object handling session or all three! For more detail, please see below:

Gallery Tour

An interactive guided tour of the Greece Gallery at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, travelling through a day in the life of an Ancient Greek. Highlights include beautifully decorated ancient ceramics, temple offerings and a party at the symposium. This creative journey through time involves activity sheets and lots of audience participation! Duration: 45 minutes.

Suitable for multiple classrooms to participate simultaneously. 

Legendary Olympics Show

Glory in the legend of Heracles, triumph in his twelve terrible labours and compete in the myth’s great legacy: the ancient Olympic Games. This fast-paced adventure involves roleplay, audience participation and the grisly tales of ancient Olympic athletes. Participants will also have a chance to meet some iconic Greek myths and monsters and defeat them in armed combat! Activity sheets throughout the session encourage creative and thoughtful discussion of ancient civilisations. Duration: 45 minutes.

Suitable for multiple classrooms to participate simultaneously. 

Object Handling Session

Get to grips with intricate and beautiful ancient Greek ceramics, deadly weaponry and religious offerings (and more) in your classroom! In this session participants work as curators to investigate the materials, manufacture and myth associated with genuine artefacts, guided by a presenter. The session is structured around activity sheets and interactive roleplay, discussing Greek gods, everyday life, and ancient beliefs. Duration: 45 minutes.

Multiple groups cannot participate simultaneously in this live stream, as the loan box can only be used by one classroom at a time. However, it is possible to book multiple sessions. The loan box will still be delivered if you do not choose this session, to be explored outside of the live stream sessions. 

Cost

  • One live stream Gallery Tour or Mummification Show. £180 (+VAT).
  • One live stream session and one online Object Handling Session for a class of 30 students. Includes object handling box which will be delivered to your school (within a 25 miles radius from B3 3DH). £260 (+VAT).
  • An additional live stream session. £100 (+VAT).

(Available Monday - Friday).

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