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Self-guided trails

School and community groups can use one of our self-guided trails to support learners during their visit to the museum.

We have created a selection of self-guided trails for learners of all ages covering different themes and activities.

Download and print the trail in advance of a self-guided visit with your school or community group.

Each trail has accompanying Group Leader notes.

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Gallery trails

Explore the development of democracy in Britain: past, present and future.

Support your group as they discover the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters, and citizens who campaigned for equality, social justice, co-operation and a fair world for all.

Comparing the past and the present

Suitable for ages 5 to 8 (Key Stage 1)

Working in small groups learners will explore, draw and think as they discover a suffragette kitchen, printing press, Co-op shop and more.

Main galleries trail

Suitable for ages 7 – 11 (Key Stage 2)

Main galleries trail

Suitable for ages 11 -14 (Key Stage 3)

Learners will follow a journey that illuminates how the right to vote was won and how worker’s fought for their rights.  The Match Factory digital game, an encounter with the Grunwick strikers and a visit to the Co-op shop are just some of the activities featured.

Main galleries trail

Suitable for ages 14 – 16 (Key Stage 4)

Beginning at a time of revolution, learners will meet those that brought about reform and benefits that were achieved for all, including the welfare state and time off from work.


Please note:

  • Each resource is divided into sections that can be completed in any order in small groups, pairs or individually
  • You can choose a selection of sections to complete if time is limited or you have specific topics to cover
  • Gallery maps can be found at the welcome desk to help you find the locations of particular themes
  • Please help us protect our objects by only using pencils in the galleries.

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