Local Studies Workshop

stagecoach at Devizes

KS2 & 3 History and Geography

Available in school or at the History Centre this session supports KS2 and KS3 local studies. A range of materials from the History Centre are used to investigate the local area of your choice (within Wiltshire and Swindon). The following sources are available:

  • Historic and OS maps.
  • Local newspapers.
  • Historic and aerial photographs.
  • Census returns.
  • Court records.
  • Poor law records.
  • School admission registers and log books.

Please also see our Local Studies Resource Pack.


Visits to the History Centre

Workshops at the History Centre use some original material from the archive. All visits include a behind-the-scenes tour and use of our public facilities; lockers, toilets, vending machines, area for eating lunch. There is full disabled access and a disabled toilet.

This session is available as a morning or afternoon workshop on Mondays.
Morning 9.30am - 12noon
Afternoon 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Charge £3.50 per pupil +VAT
Maximum number 35

Visits to your school

In-school workshops are available Monday to Friday and are delivered using replica materials. A handling collection is also available giving students the opportunity to handle some original documents .
Charge £4 per pupil+VAT
Travel costs £20