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Schools

Blackpool has a rich and exciting history. We want you to learn all about it and have fun while you’re at it.

We’ll be inviting schools into the Museum as soon as we open. For now, you can download our school resources for your classroom.

School resources

A selection of work sheets with illustrations and a Victorian photograph

Victorians at the seaside

150 years ago, in the Victorian era, people loved to come to Blackpool. Many Victorians worked long hours in cotton mills and came to Blackpool for a break. In this resource pack, you can follow a factory worker on their trip to Blackpool beach.

If you are a local teacher and interested in using this resource pack, request access with your school email by clicking the link below:

Victorians at the seaside

A selection of work sheets with illustrations about Blackpool's history of dance

Get Dancing

As part of our Get Dancing project, we’ve created some fun resources for you to use in your classroom and PE lessons. Our short video looks at the history of ballroom dancing in Blackpool including some of the novelty dances that took our ballrooms by storm in the 1930s. Your class will learn about how we are celebrating Blackpool’s history with a brand new novelty dance for the town and how to get involved.

If you are a local teacher and interested in using this resource pack, request access with your school email by clicking the link below:

Get Dancing

A selection of work sheets with illustrations and a B&W image of the Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens

The Winter Gardens resource pack delves into its amazing history of one of Blackpool’s famous entertainment venues. The videos, historic photographs and maps as well as the historic information in this pack will all help to support your teaching of this landmark in your classroom.

If you are a local teacher and interested in using this resource pack, request access with your school email by clicking the link below:

Winter Gardens

Learning resources Laughter

Blackpool and Laughter

Blackpool and laughter go hand-in-hand. This resource pack shows the links between Blackpool, the comedians who perform here and the venues brought to life with laughter. Use this in your classrooms to create a fun and enjoyable local history study for any age group.

If you are a local teacher and interested in using this resource pack, request access with your school email by clicking the link below:

Blackpool and Laughter

A selection of work sheets with illustrations about Blackpool

Activity Resources

Just for fun! This resource pack is full of short quizzes, craft activities and imagination!

These are free resources for anyone to download.

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School visits

As soon as Showtown opens you will be able to book a visit for your school.

Our school visits will include a 1-2 hour activity session. As part of your visit you will also get to explore the Museum.

Each session will be linked to the curriculum and explore an exciting Showtown theme. Children will learn about Blackpool, the seaside, the Lights, our famous Tower Circus and much more.

The sessions will be available for Key Stages 1-4. They will be hands-on and exciting. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as the children do!