Educational loans boxes
Educational loans boxes containing museum objects and covering a variety of historical topics and age ranges from EYFS to Key Stage 2, are available for hire from our sister site, SEARCH. Click here for full details.
Milestones Museum will be launching its own loan boxes from Autumn 2021. Further details will be posted here.
Local History Mystery films
A series of very short films, linked to the Primary History Curriculum, each focusing on one local object from Hampshire Cultural Trust's museum collections. Originally published on our Culture on Call website, these resources are for teachers, home-schooling parents or anyone with an interest in history.
Can you solve the Local History Mystery?
KS2 Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age & Local History Study:
KS2 The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain & Local History Study:
KS2 Crime and Punishment & Local History Study:
Coming summer 2021: KS1 Toys & KS2 Local History Study - What stories can a teddy bear tell? Look out for the launch of the new Mr Simpson's Teddy Bear Museum at Milestones!
Free downloadable lesson plans - Local History resources
Download these classroom starter lesson plans for local Basingstoke and Hampshire history and the Civil War. The downloads include all resources for an introduction to our sister site, Basing House, the nationally important ruins and grounds of the largest private house in Tudor England, which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War:
We hope you find these resources useful in the classroom, and we look forward to welcoming schools back to our venues.
Only a small fraction of Hampshire's collections are on public display at any one time. See images and learn more about our collections, including Toys & Games and Archaeology, through our searchable online catalogue here.
Basingstoke History Educators' Network
Established by a Basingstoke history teacher passionate about the subject, Basingstoke History Educators' Network is a new group for KS1 to KS5 History educators living or teaching in the local area. Connect, learn and share good practice with fellow teachers and local heritage sites. Follow them on Twitter @bstokehen.
What does a Conservator do?
Ever wondered how we care for museum objects? Or what a day in the life of a Conservator is like? Watch this short [2:56] YouTube film to see Claire Woodhead ACR at work in the lab.