Learning at Bolling Hall

Welcome to Bolling Hall Museum's Learning & Outreach programme.

We have been offering a limited workshop service at our sites and in schools this term , which following the government announcement of a 4 week national lockdown will be suspended until December.  If you would like to book one of the workshops listed below at a date from December onwards please get in touch. If the workshop you would like to access is not listed below, please contact us and we can let you know as soon as they are reinstated.

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 01274 431206 / 435858

While on site and in school work has been paused we are busy creating alternative opportunities to give pupils vital opportunities to connect, experience, and be inspired by our collections.

If you are a school in Bradford district you may qualify to receive one of our ‘dialogue’ boxes designed around 3 different areas of our collections and full of activities to get children talking and to promote good oracy practice. We have produced a limited first run of these boxes themed on : Hockney, Habitats  & Animals or transport. Get in touch if you would like to know more or to see if your school qualifies.


Bolling Hall Library is now located in Bolling Hall Museum. Further information on the


  • Great Fire of London: Life at the Time

    Keystage: KS1

    Help pupils to find out more about life at the time of the Great Fire of London.

    Pupils will use the historic room settings at Bolling Hall to explore what houses were like in 1666 and work in groups to create their own scenes of the Great Fire


    1.5 hour workshop 

    £96:00 per class

  • The Art & Science of Noticing

    Keystage: KS1 & KS2

    A workshop which encourages pupils to respond to the museum and gallery objects which inspire them.

    During the workshop pupils will create a sketchbook page of ideas, details and words before writing a guided poem. An excellent way to stimulate interest in topics, explore enquiry led learning & give you material to use as starting points back in school.

    We can suggest themes or let us know your topic!

    Recent focuses have included:  Tudor Way of Life or Civil War


    1.5 hour workshop

    £96.00 per class

  • Local Myths & Legends: A Boar and a Ghost

    Keystage: KS2

    This literacy workshop is based on two Bradford legends, the Bradford Boar and the Ghost of Bolling Hall through story telling and guided activities.

    Pupils will be inspired by the setting of the Hall and work to explore these tales and create their own flash fiction


    2 hour workshop

    £120.00 per class

  • Bringing Reading to Life

    Keystage: KS2

    Talk to us about using Bolling Hall as a setting to bring your reading texts to life. 

    We can work with you to use our museum collcetions and spaces to support work outside the classroom and help children explore fictional words