Learning Opportunities at Shire Hall

Inpiring Engaging Fun

Learning at Shire Hall

Welcome to Shire Hall's new and exciting learning programme. Housed in the building that was the site of one of the most significant trials in British history, the trial of the Monmouthshire Chartists, our creative learning activities are designed to engage, inspire and enthuse.

These activities include worshops on crime and punishment, and the trials involved, courtroom visits and a chartist coach tour!

Workshops

Treason, Trials and Transportation (KS2 - KS4)

A 2 hour faciliated workshop exploring the trial of the Monmouthshire Chartists. Investigate evidence, prepare your case and conduct your own version of the Chartist trial in the courtroom where it actually took place!

Guilty! (KS2 and KS3)

A faciliated 2 hour workshop investigating crime and punishment in 19th century Monmouthshire. Explore handling objects and primary source material, take a trip to the holding cells and conduct your own mock trial in our period courtroom.

Chartist Coach Tour

The Men They Couldn't Hang (KS2 - KS4)

Visit iconic Chartist sites in South Wales accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide. The tour includes a sop at Blaenavon Iron Works and St Woolos Cathedral, plus the opportunity to 'march down Stow Hill' and visit the Westgate Hotel.

Independent Courtroom Visit (KS1 - KS4)

Use our online resources to prepare your class for a visit to the courtroom and holiding cells and hold your own mock trial. Scripts, costume and an introductiory talk are available, if required.

To support classroom-based learning and prepare your pupil for their visit to Shire Hall, our website offers a host of free downloadable resources for you to use. Simple visit website link.

About Us

All our workshops and resources are developed in partnership with local teachers and are designed to support a number of curriculum areas including history, literacy and PSHE/Citizenship, as well as Curriculum Cymraeg. Our workshops also promote the use and development of a range of skills.

We can provide a room for you to have your packed lunch at no extra cost.

Costs

2 Hour Faciliated Workshop (Monmouthshire schools) - £80.00 (inc. admission)
2 Hour Faciliated Workshop (Non-Monmouthshire schools) - £100.00 (inc. admission)

Chartist Coach Tour - £13.00 per pupil (min. 35 pupils)

1 Hour courtroom visit (Monmouthshire schools) - £25.00 (inc. admission)
1 Hour courtroom visit (Non Monmouthshire schools) - £35.00 (inc. admission)

1 Hour Independent courtroom visit + introductory talk, use of costumes and scripts:
Monmouthshire Schools - £35.00 (inc. Admission)
Non - Monmouthshire Schools - £45.00 (inc. Admission)

How to book:

All visits to Shire Hall must be booked in advance. To book your visit or for further information please contact: Karin Molson, Learning Manager on 01600 775259 or email: Click to email

Useful Information

Learning Opportunities at Shire Hall
Agincourt Square Monmouth Monmouthshire NP25 3DY Wales
phone: 01600 775259 fax:

News & Special Offers

1 Hour Independent courtroom visit + introductory talk, use of costumes and scripts:
Monmouthshire Schools - £35.00 (inc. Admission)
Non - Monmouthshire Schools - £45.00 (inc. Admission)


Chartist Coach Tour - £13.00 per pupil (min. 35 pupils)

Entrance Charge

Opening Times

All visits must be booked in advance.

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