Find out what was on board Captain Cook’s ship to help him and his crew make their long voyage to Australia and explore a land they’d never seen before.
Compare and contrast trains, boats, bikes and air travel from 200 years ago with the present day. What has changed? What has stayed the same?
Getting to know how trains, boats, bikes and planes have changed since the Age of Revolution.
Historical enquiries for all ages exploring the Age of Revolution – from transport, the industrial revolution and Captain Cook’s shopping list, to campaigns, protests, revolutionary ideas and the French revolution.
Use these guides to make the most of our Revolutionary collection across the curriculum with students of all ages.
Use a simple app to make an object or artwork speak - what might they have to say about their owner or maker, where they’ve been, what they’ve seen…?
Using historical objects to fire imaginations…what if it could hear, smell, talk? What might it get up to in its spare time? What secrets might it tell us?
How many details can students see – and remember? What do they tell us about the past?
Cut up a revolutionary object or image and mix it up. Can you put it back together?
Simple ideas, tips and activities for students of all ages, bringing the Age of Revolution to life through revolutionary objects, paintings, letters and songs from museums and galleries across the UK.