Our interactive learning sessions explore aspects of the local history of the city of York, the stories of the people who lived and worked in the Mansion House and its collections.

Key Stage Three

Our KS3 sessions are designed to investigate key aspects of the local history of York, making links to national and international events and support the National Curriculum. All sessions include opportunities for students to handle original and replica artefacts.

Time travel with the Lord Mayors of York to develop students’ historical chronology skills, or combine local history and citizenship by investigating the mystery of the first Mayor of York. Discover the connections between the Lord Mayors of York and the Slave Trade, or combine art and history by decoding our portrait of George IV, as Prince Regent, and his black servant.

Investigate the eighteenth century history of the Mansion house by escaping from the Jacobites in 1746 as Butcher Cumberland marched south from Culloden, or explore the role of Lord Mayor George Fox Lane in raising York’s local militia.

Through debate and role play discover the key role York played in nineteenth century national events. Discover the impact of the Cholera epidemic in 1832 and how the corporation of York responded. Consider the impact of Chartism in the 1840s and whether George Hudson was a hero or a Villain! Or explore the story of Edna Annie Crichton, the first female Lord Mayor of York, and how the families of York were rehoused after the Baedeker raids in 1942.

At KS4 our sessions are designed to support GSCE local history studies, Citizenship, Monarchy and Democracy , the history of Medicine and the Peoples Health.

Listed below are our workshops for Key Stages 3 and 4 or download our Secondary School brochure.