Local Studies Workshop

stagecoach at Devizes

KS2 & 3 History and Geography

Available in school or at the History Centre this session supports KS2 and KS3 local studies. A range of materials from the History Centre are used to investigate the local area of your choice (within Wiltshire and Swindon). The following sources are available:

  • Historic and OS maps.
  • Local newspapers.
  • Historic and aerial photographs.
  • Census returns.
  • Court records.
  • Poor law records.
  • School admission registers and log books.

Please also see our Local Studies Resource Pack.

Visits to the History Centre

Workshop sessions at the History Centre will use some original material from the archive. All visits to the History Centre include a tour of the strongroom and use of our public facilities; lockers, toilets, vending machines, area for eating lunch. There is full disabled access and a disabled toilet.

This session is available Monday-Friday
Sessions Morning 9.30am - 12noon
Afternoon 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Charge £3.50 per pupil +VAT
Maximum number 30 Tues-Fri
60 on Mondays

Visits to your school

Sessions at school will be delivered using replica material.
Charge £4 per pupil+VAT
Travel costs £20