York Castle Museum Downloadable Trails and Teacher Packs for Schools

York Castle Museum Downloads

We have a number of downloadable trails and teachers’ packs connected to our exhibitions at York Castle Museum – just click on the links below to download them as Word documents.

 

NEW! ESOL Museum Trail

Specially written by a trained TEFL teacher, this new trail will lead your students round the museum giving them a focus to their visit whilst helping them to improve their English language skills – please click here to download the trail.

This trail is also available for groups to pre-book ready for their arrival at the museum with clipboards and pencils to borrow for a special introductory price of £5 per 30 students. To book a visit, please click here to complete a booking form and email it to groupbookings@ymt.org.uk.

 

York Castle Museum Quest

Ideal for a visit without a curriculum focus, the Quest encourages creative thinking and language development and is suitable for all ages and abilities – please click here to download the Quest PDF.

 

Early Years

Early Years Nursery Rhymes

This trail is designed for an adult to use with a small group of children.

Early Years Numeracy Trail on Kirkgate

This Gallery trail explores Kirkgate, the Victorian Street.

 

Key Stage One

KS1 Homes Trail

This trail takes in the Period Rooms and the Kitchen Area.

KS1 Numeracy Trail

This Gallery trail explores Kirkgate, the Victorian Street.

KS1 Toys Trail

Find toys across the ages throughout our galleries.

KS1 Literacy Trail

This Gallery trail explores: The Period Rooms, Toy Stories gallery, the Shaping the Body exhibition, and Kirkgate.

NEW! KS1 Chocolate Trail

This new trail explores our chocolate collections and displays.

 

Key Stage Two

KS2 Numeracy Trail

This Gallery trail explores Kirkgate, the Victorian Street.

KS2 Literacy Trail

This Gallery trail explores: The Period Rooms, Toy Stories gallery, the Shaping the Body exhibition, and Kirkgate.

KS2 Victorian Childhood Trail

Looking at life through the eyes of a child in The Victorian Parlour and Moorland Cottage, Toy Stories and Kirkgate.

KS2 Victorian Rich and Poor Trail

Stopping at the same galleries as the trail above, but instead looking at the differences between life for the rich and the poor.

KS2 Kirkgate Maths Quiz Y3-4

See if you can work out your shillings and pence as you are sent out shopping for your mistress, Mrs Butler. Please click here for the KS2 Kirkgate Maths Quiz Y3-4 Answers.

KS2 Kirkgate Maths Quiz Y5-6

A more complicated shopping task, with costs to work out in shillings and pence, for your master Mr Smith. Please click here for the KS2 Kirkgate Maths Quiz, Y5-6 Answers.

KS2 Swinging Sixties Trail

Looking at this exciting decade of change.

KS2 First World War Trail

Follow the history of the First World War through our brand new exhibition.

NEW! KS2 Chocolate Trail

This new trail explores our chocolate collections and displays.

 

Secondary Schools

KS3/4 Prison History Trail

A quiz-style trail which looks back at the museum building’s previous life as two prisons.

KS3/4 Kirkgate Fact Pack

Facts and history about the shops in Kirkgate, plus a handy map.

KS3/4 Kirkgate Questions

Ideas for you to create your own sessions when visiting Kirkgate to fit best within your chosen curriculum.

KS3/4 Poverty in Victorian York

Created in conjunction with the Joseph Rowntree Society this worksheet explores poverty in the Victorian York.

 

Teacher’s Guide

Click here to download the Teacher’s Guide

 

Guides for Foreign Language Students

York Castle Museum has basic guides for overseas students available below.

French Guide to York Castle Museum

German Guide to York Castle Museum

German Children’s Guide to York Castle Museum

English Guide to York Castle Museum

Polish Guide to York Castle Museum

Spanish Guide to York Castle Museum