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Outreach and Virtual Vikings

Invite costumed characters into your classroom with a full range of artefacts and resources and discover what life was like living in that era.


If your school is less than fifty miles from York, our outreach service offers you the opportunity to invite characters from Viking or Tudor England into your classroom.

Using a range of artefacts, resources and activities, our interactive learning hosts will help your class discover how life was different in the past and they can cover a range of themes, including trading, home life, battles, beliefs, clothing, games and medicine.

After making your outreach booking, you will be contacted by a member of the Learning Team who will help you to choose a selection of the various optional activities to be included in your session.

All outreach sessions start at £150 for up to 40 children. For more information about booking an outreach session, call our Reservations department on 01904 615505.

Virtual Outreach

Wherever you are in the world, you can invite a character from history into the classroom with our Virtual Outreach programmes: Virtual Viking, Tudor Chat, Prehistory Revealed! and Ask the Archaeologist Virtual Outreach

Wherever you are in the world, you can invite a Viking or Tudor-era character into your classroom via a video link. Your students can spend 45 minutes discovering what life was like in the Viking Age or the Tudor period. View a variety of artefacts, hear tales of Viking travels and then put your own prepared questions to our Viking settler.

You can also talk with one of our archaeologists if you want to learn more about what an archaeologist does and how finds can be used to study the past, including a new session, Prehistory Revealed!, where our archaeologists will take you through some of the most exciting discoveries from Prehistoric Britain.

We use Skype as our video conferencing platform and each session costs £50.

We recommend that you check with your IT support team to find out if your local authority blocks the use of this software. In order to book a session, we will need to know your Skype ID. When making your booking, you will also need to book a test session (normally late afternoon Wednesday-Thursday at least two weeks prior to the date of your virtual outreach session) and will need to provide a mobile contact number.

For more information about booking these sessions, call our Reservations department on 01904 615505.

Skype can be downloaded for FREE from here www.skype.com