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Royal Armouries Museum

British Empire

COVID-Safe Workshop
British Empire
£5 per pupil

This on-site workshop has been altered to become as COVID-safe as possible for your pupils, staff and Royal Armouries staff. However, this does not mean all the fun and engagement has disappeared!

Please contact the Education Team to see what control measures we have put in place and discuss any questions you may have. 

The British Empire is a contentious period of history that has come under increasing amounts of scrutiny. As a key subject for your Key Stage 3 pupils study of ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901 section of the National Curriculum and substantial portion of AQA,  OCR and Edexcel GCSE specifications, the importance of this topic cannot be overstated.

In this session, pupils will handle objects understand the importance of weapons in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and deepen their knowledge about this section of the British Empire’s history. Pupils will also explore the role of the British Empire in the First World War via our galleries. After which, they will re-design the displays in order to tell the story of the forces from around the world who fought on behalf of the British Empire.

Curriculum focus

History- Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901.

AQA,  OCR and Edexcel GCSE specifications (please advise which exam board your school are using upon booking).

Gallery links



90 minutes



Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2021-22 COVID SAFE (pdf, 330 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.