Learning

Step back in time

Working hard - school children getting to work in the kitchen © National Trust/Emma Williams

Working hard - school children getting to work in the kitchen

Discover your local history with this trip based on Dunham’s past.

Children will be taken back in time as they come to look for work in the hall. They will be given tasks and experience what life was like below stairs and understand how it was different from today.

Outdoors, the children meet Lord Stamford’s gamekeeper and other estate workers in the park or garden and discover the contrasting lives of rich and poor and how life has changed in the local area in the past.
 

Dunham in the First World War

A picture of Lady Jane Grey (on the right) and other nurses © National Trust

A picture of Lady Jane Grey (on the right) and other nurses

Visit Dunham, as part of your First World War study, to discover the story of the Stamford Military Hospital.

Pupils will tour the hospital to find out about the people involved in caring for wounded soldiers and examine sources from the archive that have revealed its story. They will gain an understanding of how life changed for the Grey family during the war, and how the network of auxiliary hospitals set up in private homes and public buildings treated soldiers sent back to Britain from the front.

Explore the natural world

Green and gold of autumn - the park is a great place to study in any season © National Trust/Helen Appleyard

Green and gold of autumn - the park is a great place to study in any season

The park at Dunham Massey is a perfect location for a range of engaging activities in the great outdoors.

Explore natural habitats and identify the interdependency of woodland habitats and native British wildlife.

Take a look at the learning pack to find out about the options on offer for your environment study or call us to discuss creating a session for your class.
 
 
 

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Get in touch

Give us a ring!

Give us a ring!

If you'd like to find out more about what we offer or discuss how we can tailor a visit to your school's requirements please call 0161 941 4986 to speak to Laura, Rob or Kim in the learning team. We look forward to hearing from you.

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