Delve Into History provides fun, educational, time efficient and cost effective workshops throughout Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Hands on, fully interactive workshops designed to help children discover life in the past.

We promote enquiry based learning, and help to encourage pupils to become confident in expressing their ideas.

Why choose us?

From Stone Age and Ancient Egyptians through to the 1990s, we can bring expertise into your classroom. All workshops are in line with National Curriculum requirements and are delivered by an experienced teacher. We are DBS checked and Public Liability insured.  

Delve Into History believes there are three essential things that excite children and help them to gain an understanding of the past:

Artefacts     Costume     Role-Play

” It was a fantastic experience for the children. Del is very knowlegeable and clearly very enthusiastic about the topic. The time has flown by-a testiment to the experience the children have had. Thank you.”

“What a fantastic afternoon we have had! Del engaged the children perfectly with interesting facts and real life artefacts. The costumes were amazing and it hooked the children. It linked perfectly with our Neil Armstrong topic and the National Curriculum. The practical challenges were purposeful and interesting. We would definitley recommend! Thank you again!”

“The workshop was brilliant for my Y2 children. We are quite a lively class but the children were very engaged! There were a range of activities that caught their attention and they can now talk with some detail about seasides in Victorian times. Thank you!”

“After 12 years of teaching Seaside Holidays to Y1 and Reception, I have never seen the topic come alive as I have today. The children were engrossed with the past! Amazing resources and artefacts that captured the children’s imagination and took us back 100 years. Amazing class workshop”  

“Willow class had an amazing experience with Del! The booking procedure was extremely efficient and a suitable date was soon arranged and booked in the diary.The  children explored the everyday lives of Vikings and gained lots of important knowledge. The activities really got the children thinking like historians, analysing and exploring artefacts. We all had a fantastic time and thoroughly recommend ‘Delve into History’ workshops. We will be booking for spring term next term.”


We love artefacts at Delve Into History! We bring carefully selected artefacts for pupils to handle and explore. We encourage pupils to become history detectives.

By allowing pupils to handle artefacts we can promote enquiry based learning and help pupils to form ideas about what life was like during the period of history being studied.

Studying artefacts not only helps pupils to learn about history, but teaches them the importance of handling artefacts correctly.


We want artefacts to encourage pupils to ask questions such as:

WHAT material is it made from?

HOW was it resourced?

HOW was it made?

WHAT was it used for?

WHO would have used it?

WHAT does it tell us about the period in history?


We recognise the impact of costume on children and how valuable it is in helping to bring history alive. However, costume for every pupil makes the cost of workshops more expensive, as maintaining full sets of costume is costly. In addition, giving costume to every pupil would be time consuming and we want to avoid losing valuable teaching. By selecting a small number of pupils to dress up, the rest of the class learn and have fun watching in the process. Children love watching their classmates don a wig!!

We want costume to encourage questions such as:

HOW was it made?

WHO made it?

WHO would have worn it?

DID it show importance in society?

WHAT material would have been used to make it?

WHERE did the material come from?


Delivering workshops in character can be useful in conveying the past but we appreciate that this can be intimidating to some children. Therefore our workshops are delivered out of character. Delivering out of role also allows for the facilitator to talk about modern life and make comparisons with the past.

There will however, be opportunities for pupils to participate in role play and become the characters themselves.



We want role-play to encourage pupils to answer questions such as:

DID you enjoy being that character?

WOULD you have wanted to be in that position in the hierarchical structure?

WERE the clothes comfortable?

WERE the clothes very different to what you wear today?

Latest News

We’ve nearly made it to the end of the summer term! We are now taking bookings for 2024/2025 academic year. Book early to secure your booking. We still deliver our tried and tested workshops. Why not try one of our new workshops. Now offering Coal Mining In Victorian Times, Crime & Punishment and WW1: Life In The Trenches. 




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Ancient Egyptians  Ancient Greeks  Anglo-Saxons  Cotton Mills  Crime and Punishment  Florence Nightingale  Great Fire of London  Local History  Mary Seacole  Maya Civilization  Mystery Box-Houses and Homes  Neil Armstrong  Nurses In The Past  Romans  Seaside Holidays  Stone Age  Toys and Games  Tudors  Victorians  Vikings  WW1  WW2

Many of our most recent artefacts are provided by   Artefacts for schools and teaching | Starbeck Education  We will continue to work with Starbeck Education to ensure that pupils have access to the best quality artefacts.