Workshops at our museums enhance students' knowledge of a wide range of topics in a practical, experiential fashion.

Primary 5-7 workshops: Wartime Life Experience

Relive the real-life experiences of Scottish evacuees, prisoners of war, sailors and those left at home, supported by our 1940s Wartime Life resource pack. Examine letters, photographs and uniforms, hear news from the frontline on the wireless, and watch as veterans recall their experiences on DVD.

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Primary 5-7 workshops: Trench Warfare

Get to grips with First World War trench warfare by examining evidence in our object handling collection and first-hand accounts of wartime experiences, including letters and photographs.

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Primary 5-7 workshops: Ghosts of War Armistice Day Poetry

Explore the museum’s powerful exhibits, share in an Act of Remembrance, and develop a knowledge and understanding of the world by writing poems of war and peace with the Scottish Poetry Library.

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Primary 5-7 workshops: Prisoners of War Radio

What were conditions like for Scottish soldiers in Prisoner of War camps? How could you get news from the outside world? Working in teams, design a crystal radio set then use Morse Code to plan your escape with the help of the local resistance movement.

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Primary 4-7 workshops: Rebels and Redcoats

Hear both sides of the story on this full-day visit to Edinburgh Castle. Tour the defences with our regimental Redcoat, visit the prisons with our Jacobite soldier, explore the museum’s collections, and find out how the rebellion failed.

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Secondary 1-6 workshops: Ghosts of War Armistice Day Poetry

Explore the museum’s powerful exhibits, share in an Act of Remembrance, and develop a knowledge and understanding of the world by writing poems of war and peace with the Scottish Poetry Library.

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Secondary 1-6 workshops: Trench Warfare

Get to grips with First World War trench warfare by examining evidence in our object handling collection and first-hand accounts of wartime experiences, including letters and photographs.

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National War Museum
0131 247 4041
schools@nms.ac.uk