Visit with your school

You can arrange private access to the Meeting House for your class on Monday and Tuesdays – free of charge.

We offer a variety of options for your class to discover this important heritage site, and you can get in touch with our Programme Manager Amy Todd to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your learners.

Generally, primary school visits comprise of:

  • A 30 minute tour around the green and Meeting House building – focusing on the story of Mary Wollstonecraft and the Dissenters and local history (15 students per tour)
  • Whilst some students take the tour – the other students will take part in a complimentary 30 minute workshop in our upstairs Mary Wollstonecraft room to prepare/consolidate their learning (and then groups swap – those on the tour then do the workshop and vice versa). This workshop is a creative activity like protest badge making, poster-making or banner making, getting learners to think about how they dissent today.
  • Students can then go around the building in small groups and learn more using our audio guides and interactive content
  • We have kitchen and lunch space – let us know if you want to use our spaces for lunch. Newington Green is just opposite us too if it is a nice sunny day!
  • All our spaces are accessible

Old carton etching of Edmund Burke, Don Dismallo, 1790

Edmund Burke etching, Don Dismallo, 1790

And secondary school visits comprise of:

  • A 40 minute tour around the green and Meeting House building – focusing on the story of Mary Wollstonecraft and the Dissenters and local history (15 students per tour)
  • Whilst some students take the tour – the other students will take part in a complimentary 30 minute workshop in our upstairs Mary Wollstonecraft room to prepare/consolidate their learning (and then groups swap – those on the tour then do the workshop and vice versa). This workshop is usually a debate style session where, inspired by the Dissenters – students practise their ‘rational dissenting’ and debate skills in a safe environment. Past debates have included topics such as ‘Radical change is needed in our governmental system’ and ‘We are doing enough to combat climate change’.
  • Students can then go around the building in small groups and learn more using our audio guides and interactive content
  • We have kitchen and lunch space – let us know if you want to use our spaces for lunch. Newington Green is just opposite us too if it is a nice sunny day!
  • All our spaces are accessible

 

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