Utilising the latest technologies alongside an interactive approach to the rooms, collections and gardens, Kelmarsh Hall offers pupils and students across the key stages a unique opportunity to enjoy a full sensory experience of a modern heritage property as well as valuable insights into what life was like for those who once worked and lived at the property.
Tablet devices help pupils to interpret the newly recovered below stairs rooms in detail and augmented reality will bring the spaces to life with period characters ‘appearing’ to tell their story. A range of ‘have-a-go’ activities such as doing the laundry and baking provide exciting learning opportunities for all stages of the learning journey.
If you have a specific subject area that you would like to enhance and explore in a diverse historic setting, then contact us today to find out more.Pre-visit appointments are available upon request.
A range of engaging and subject-focused sessions are available to provide extended learning opportunities in many QCA
(and similar) curriculum topic areas. Activities can be tailored to suit your forthcoming teaching requirements.
Homes/work in the past
Toys and play
Holidays in the past
Digging the past (archaeology days)…
Investigating materials & textiles in the laundry room
Craft skills from the garden to the studio…
Growing Plants & Biodiversity
Sorting materials in our new laundry
A range of engaging and subject-focused sessions are available to provide extended learning opportunities in many NC and GCSE subject areas.
Placing historic events in context - the Civil War, Victorian Technologies, Local History, Change and Continuity of the Country House and Aristocracy. Period Study - could include Architectural styles and changes; technology and its impacts on the lives of servants in the early 20th century, and more…
For Geographers, our site presents a range opportunities for field study topics linked to Renewables, Use of the landscape, Biodiversity and Food Webs, Water on the Land, Transport, Travel and Tourism.
Our Artist in Residence can provide enhanced programs for landscape, portrait, still-life and other painting genres.
These may be one day or a weekly program to supplement classroom sessions and are tailored to your students’ requirements and interests.
A collaboration between Kelmarsh Hall and the University of Northampton over the 2018/19 academic year will see young people in local Sixth Form participating in our new Enhanced Study Program. This will be a three-way, project-based course that aims to break down some of the barriers to further study while enhancing a range of key skills for humanities and research.
With one day at your school, one day at Kelmarsh Hall and a further day at the Univsersity, students will gain a much clearer insight into the demands and rewards of Higher Education while completing a project that may link to their Extended Project Qualification. Contact us today, to find out more.
University Placements and work experience are also available at Kelmarsh Hall, by arrangement. Contact your course provider for further details and to arrange an informal visit.
Kelmarsh Hall will be working with Northampton College this autumn, to offer young people work experience in a Heritage and Events setting. To find out more, contact the Careers Department at Northampton College.
"To maintain the childrens' interest all day, as you did, we commend you and would recommend you to other teachers."
"All activities were inspiring and enjoyable."
"We visited you last year and had an amazing time so would like to come back again this year."
In 2019 Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens were delighted to be awarded with the Sandford Award. The Sandford Award is named after its founder, Lord Sandford who was Minister of the Environment during the European Year of Architecture in 1977 and inspired to continue the educational access to historic buildings pioneered at that time. To further this, he developed the Award scheme to promote an acceptable standard of educational provision that schools should seek and to which properties should aspire in their provision. The Kelmarsh Learning and Acitivities Team are delighted to have their work within educational activities, school visits and adult learning recognised by such a prestigious award.
Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens are the winners of the Historic Houses 2018 Frances Garnham Award, presented for Innovation in Heritage Education. The Frances Garnham Award, commemorates the achievements of Frances Garnham who worked as Director of Policy and Campaigns at Historic Houses.
The Kelmarsh Trust are delighted and honoured to have won the Frances Garnham award for the recognition of learning opportunities and community involvement within heritage settings, which is a key aim of the Kelmarsh Trust.
Integral to the new learning opportunities is the newly opened servants' quarters in April 2018, with thanks to the National Lottery Grant of £1.35 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This has allowed the ‘Below Stairs’ to be opened up to visitors. The new space offers an insight into Victorian Working Life which the Learning and Activities Officer has incorporated into a range of enhanced learning programs and research/study opportunities.