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Prehistoric Birmingham

Sarehole Mill

  • Capacity: 30 pupils
Book Session

Explore Birmingham in Prehistoric times in this hands-on outdoor workshop.

Students will experience life in the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Would your students be able to survive in Palaeolithic Britain? In groups your class will play a hunter-gather game, build stone age shelters and investigate flint-knapped tools. Then we will become archaeologists, walking to Moseley Bog to explore the Bronze Age Burnt Mound site and learn how the prehistoric way of life changed through the Stone Age and into the Bronze Age.

Session duration: 2 hours.

Enhance your visit and make it into a full day trip:

Prehistoric Art

In the second session, discover how and why Prehistoric people created paintings. Learn their artistic techniques, make your own paintbrush and paints using natural materials, before creating a class picture and individual charcoal drawings to take back to school.

Important Information

Prehistoric Birmingham is designed to be delivered outdoors, it will continue to be delivered outside in any weather, unless extreme conditions drive us inside where pupils can take part in wet weather alternative activities. Pupils must be aware of this and be dressed accordingly in thick socks, wellies / boots and waterproof coats, with scarves, hats and gloves in cold weather. It is advised children bring a change of socks and shoes with them. A part of the day is to visit Moseley Bog. Please note Moseley Bog is accessed via steps. Alternative accessible activities can be arranged with prior notice.

Cost: £240 for a half day Discovery Visit (2 hours) or £375 for a full day Discovery Visit (4 hours).

(School visits to Sarehole Mill are available Wednesday - Friday).

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