Resources for Schools

At Malton Museum, we are passionate about delivering an insightful and relevant learning programme. We have been visiting schools from Scarborough to Leeds and further afield for many years with our Roman Legacy sessions and accompanying handling boxes.

More recently we have developed new resources linked to the local study area of the curriculum and a prehistory package.

Our offer to schools –

  • The Roman Legacy- a visit to your school with the Roman Legacy, a half day hands-on activity session and costume chest, or hire our handling box as a stand-alone resource or as follow up to our visit.
  • Prehistory- Stone Age to Iron Age  – Hire our 3 handling boxes, one dedicated to each era of prehistory, and compare past with the present.
  • Local Study topic- Discover your High Street – a free digital resource (The Marvellous Map of Malton) with additional handling box and costume box available for loan.
  • Museum in a box- create your own class/school museum with the help of this exciting resource.  Can also include a visit from museum educators.
  • After school clubs- we are pleased to visit with the following sessions: Hands on History, Be a History Detective, and Drama workshops using objects from the collections.

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Feedback from teachers:

The Roman Legacy

Very interesting morning, the children loved it and it will help massively with our writing and topic work.

Year 3 class teacher

The children love the hands on activities, especially dressing as a Roman soldier!

Head/class teacher

All children were well engaged.  The session was informative, supported and extended the children’s learning.

KS2 teacher


We used the Stone Age box to launch the topic.  Discussions included what each object might used for.  We then decided to create their own Stone Age museum which involved them researching the objects and writing cards.

They loved having genuine artefacts and the box helped them understand the Stone Age and also the work done by archaeologists.  Thank you!

KS2 teacher

Local Study Topic – Discover your High Street

The children were excited about the box from the outset, the external appearance of the locked chest was an effective hook that got their interests straight away.

We studied the coins first of all, as this directly linked to our Maths objectives around money and coin recognition. We were able to make contextual and meaningful links between old and new coins, differences, similarities and what the coins may have bought. This linked to the pictures of the old shops in Malton and the maps through the years. We ordered the maps from oldest to most recent and discussed differences and similarities.  Children identified familiar areas and roads which they found exciting and relevant.

We saved the uncovering of the soap  until the last day. They couldn’t wait to see what had been making that awful smell! They were all very surprised to  find out what its purpose was!

Yr 3 teacher

The Roman Legacy

Bring history to life by booking our educators for a half-day session. Or why not extend the experience by hiring our handling and costume boxes?


Prehistory – Stone Age to Iron Age

Hire our handling boxes to compare past and present.


The Local Study- Discover your High Street – The Marvellous Map of Malton

This resource was co- created by volunteers from Malton Museum and a group of local Primary teachers


Museum in a Box

Set up your own museum


After school clubs

We now offer three sessions to after school clubs at both KS2 and KS3.