Toy Stories

Suitable for KS1

Explore how toys have changed over the last 150 years through hands-on activities. This session encourages pupils to think about materials, mechanisms and forces, whilst revealing more about the amazing toy collection at Christchurch Mansion.

More Information

Activities include:

  • Playing with a variety of old toys and finding out how they work
  • Seeing how pictures come to life in a Victorian zoetrope
  • Hearing a very special Victorian musical book and working out how the animal sounds are made

Minimum charge may apply. Prices are valid until 31st March 2021.

Minimum and maximum group sizes: 20 to 60 pupils.

Adult:Pupil Ratio: 1:6

Duration: 90 minutes

Christchurch Mansion

Half Day Session

£4.20 per child (Non-Borough School)
£3.70 per child (Ipswich Borough School)

All school, nursery and group visits must be booked in advance.

We are now invoicing all school groups for their visits. Invoices will follow approximately 10 working days from the date of your trip. The number of children indicated on the booking form is an approximate. You will only be charged for the number of children who actually visit on the day.

To enquire about a visit or to make a booking please contact us.

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