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We currently offer two workshops for schools and home-schooled groups. We are developing more and may be able to offer a bespoke session or run an outreach session. For more information please contact our Learning Officer at 

The Case of the Missing Romans

Key Stage 1  (75 minutes)

Roman workshop

It is the year AD41 and Roman Emperor Claudius is leading his victorious army across Britain…will they conquer Wimbledon?  

In this workshop, pupils investigate ‘The Case of the Missing Romans’. Was Wimbledon invaded? The class should be ready to become Special Agents, identify clues, analyse the quality of evidence and use reasoning skills to discover if the Romans came to Wimbledon, and if they stayed long enough to call it home.  

National Curriculum History KS2 objectives: 

  • A local history study 
  • Look, use and evaluate different types of evidence 
  • Know more about Roman invaders in Wimbledon 

Cost: Currently no charge 

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Should I stay or go? Life in World War Two Wimbledon

Key Stage 2 (75 minutes)

School workshop Wimbledon Museum

This interactive workshop will challenge students to step into the shoes of three children, Norman, Audrey and Anne who lived in Wimbledon during the Blitz.  

What their lives were like? Did they feel safe? Would it be best to stay at home or become an evacuee? 

Taking place in Wimbledon Museum, which was used as housing during the Blitz, pupils will analyse maps, look at objects and photos to learn about the wartime experiences of the three children.   

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Wimbledon bomb map
Children using the museum playmat

For families

There’s plenty going on in the museum for children – come along and try out our new animal activity helping kids explore the museum! Can they find all the objects and create a burrow for Peek the Polecat?

For our youngest visitors we have a specially commissioned Wimbledon map playmat and plenty of toys to build their own town.

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Children enjoying the activities in the children's corner of the museum

Activities and outreach

Our activities and outreach programme for the academic year 2023-24 is supported by the Wimbledon Foundation and the Wimbledon Park Community Trust.

We have self-guided activities for children and families at the museum, and special workshops during school holidays.

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Group visits

We can arrange special visits for groups of up to twenty people on Fridays.

We can also host evening visits by special arrangement with the Village Hall Trust. A drinks reception can be held in the adjacent Lingfield Room and guests can visit the museum (maximum 20 in the museum at any one time).

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