Learning at Washington 'F' Pit

Learning at Washington 'F' Pit

Washington F Pit

Schools’ Workshops September 2019

[Coalmine] Down in the Mine

Learn more about the history of ‘F’ Pit and mining in general.  Discover how the engine worked and about the dangers faced by those working down the mine. Examine real objects related to mining. Suitable for KS1 & 2

First World War - Historical Enquiry

Find out more about the people behind the names on the colliery war memorials at ‘F’ Pit. Discover why children in Washington went on strike during the First World War.  Look at objects and documents to uncover more.  Suitable for KS2

Discover and Explore

Discover what is behind the doors of Washington ‘F’ Pit. Explore the building find out why it is there and how it helped make Washington the place it is today. Then help us write a guide to tell people more about this interesting building. Suitable for KS1 & 2

Workshops are available 10.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 15.00 £50 per workshop based on a class of 35 children.  All workshops last for 90mins.  Please note access to the upper floor is by stairs only.

For more information contact the Museum Learning Team on 0191 561 2323 or e-mail museumlearning@sunderland.gov.uk 


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