Schools and Education

Welcome to our Schools and Education page. We offer a range of ways to support you with your curriculum. We can provide activities at the museum, loan boxes to schools, guided walks or consultation on local historical information and resources. Scroll down to find out more.


 We offer a range of themed activities including:

  • Life in Elizabethan Thame
  • The Civil War
  • Thame as a market town
  • The Victorians
  • World War II
  • Toys old and new
  • Domestic life in Thame in the past
  • Farming in the past
  • Crime in the past

These can be tailored to different Key Stages and adapted to meet your particular interests. They might include hands on activities, talks, role play or linked walks around the town.

If what you want doesn’t fit these themes, then do contact us as we are flexible and can provide bespoke alternatives where possible. We are currently developing our resources on the Romans, who we know had a presence in early Thame. We are however a local museum, so unfortunately cannot provide resources on such curriculum themes as the Egyptians!


Our loan boxes can contain original and replica objects, photographs and facsimiles of contemporary publications, along with teacher notes on the contents. Boxes can be adapted to your needs, so contact us to discuss what we could provide. Some key themes available are:

  • Toys
  • Domestic life around 100 years ago
  • Shopping in Thame around 100 years ago
  • Leisure
  • World War II


Our consultations are FREE.

Self-organised school visits on normal museum opening days are FREE. We do however ask that you contact us first to discuss dates and the proposed size of the party.

Any school visits involving arranged activities, including use of handling items, costumes or bespoke questions sheets
£1 per child (FREE for accompanying adults)

Self-organised school visits with exclusive use of the museum on days other than normal opening days.
£1 per child (FREE for accompanying adults)

Loan boxes for classroom use with notes (we deliver and collect: a minimum of one week with the length of time negotiable)
£30* (Reduced fee for smaller box of items)

 Whatever your needs, do contact us to discuss what we can offer
We’d love to hear from you