What might have been on Captain Cook’s shopping list? How has transport changed? Why did so many people move during the Age of Revolution?

Our revolutionary collection brings together a rich array of historical sources from museums and galleries across the UK to help children find out about the extraordinary people, events and ideas of the Age of Revolution.

Each of our enquiries focuses on a key question, and guides children through using historical sources to formulate their own answers, with opportunities to:

  • Frame and answer historically valid questions
  • Explore different types of sources and evidence and assess their reliability
  • Explore historical concepts such as similarity and difference, continuity and change, and historical significance
  • Develop historical vocabulary

Use our historical enquiries with your children, adapt them, or create your own. Try our GuidesActivities and Creative and digital making projects for more ways to use the collection in the classroom.

All of our learning resources are authored by education specialists and historians.