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Primary Sources


Duration: 1 Hour Capacity (max.): 30 Age Group: Key Stage 2 & 3 Cost: £15 + VAT



This workshop explores how we can find out about the past from various sources of information. The students explore a wide range of primary sources including census documents, newspaper articles, maps, illustrations and artefacts to find out about what life was life in the past. The workshop also explores the process and the importance of using multiple sources of information to find out about the past. The workshop is tailored to your specific enquiry theme to help to enhance your visit to the Museum.



  • To think about how we learn about the past.
  • To consider what types of historical sources are available to a historian. 
  • To make inferences based on information from a primary source.
  • To encourage critical thinking to determine the reliability of sources.
  • To understand the importance of referencing multiple sources.


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The region got it’s name when it was described as ‘Black by day and red by night’ by Elihu Burritt, the American Consul to Birmingham in 1862.

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