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London

40 Northampton Road, , EC1R 0HB

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MONTHS OPEN

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AGE GROUPS SERVED

5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Largest local authority archive in Britain; collections cover the whole of Greater London spanning nearly 1000 yrs of history. London’s past is represented through millions of documents & thousands of maps, prints, drawings, plans, photographs & film.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Citizenship | English | History | Mathematics | Science | Historical Heritage


What we offer

Where the capital's past comes to life

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the largest local authority archive in Britain. The collections cover the whole of Greater London and the City, spanning nearly a thousand years of history. London's extraordinary past and the lives of Londoners are represented here through millions of documents and thousands of maps, prints, drawings, plans, photographs and films.

A visit to LMA is an exciting and enriching experience. The free learning programme for schools covers many areas of the National Curriculum, particularly History, Literacy, Humanities, Citizenship and Art. It also gives young people the chance to find out more about archives and the important work they do in preserving everyone's history and making it accessible to future generations.

LMA received a Sandford Award for excellence in heritage education in 2009.

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Where the capital's past comes to life

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the largest local authority archive in Britain. The collections cover the whole of Greater London and the City, spanning nearly a thousand years of history. London's extraordinary past and the lives of Londoners are represented here through millions of documents and thousands of maps, prints, drawings, plans, photographs and films.

A visit to LMA is an exciting and enriching experience. The free learning programme for schools covers many areas of the National Curriculum, particularly History, Literacy, Humanities, Citizenship and Art. It also gives young people the chance to find out more about archives and the important work they do in preserving everyone's history and making it accessible to future generations.

We introduce students to archives and their role and relevance in society. The immediacy of working with archives offers a unique way of bringing the past to life come along and be convinced by our hands-on sessions. Literacy, history and science can all be enhanced by the resources at the LMA .

Our schools programme is now available to download at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lmaschools

 

If you are a school and haven't visited us in the last three years, you can apply to the City of London School Visits Fund for a grant up to £300 to help with costs for visiting LMA.

For more information please visit the City of London School Visits Fund website.

We have established partnerships with a number of schools to develop our education programmes. Being an LMA partner school means that we will work with you to develop a bespoke session, often with the benefit of take-away resources at preferential rates. We will also turn to partner schools in the first instance when we secure funding for added-value activities such as costumed interpretation. In return we ask that the partner school engages in a dialogue about what we are doing, and this helps us improve our services to them and to other schools. If you are interested in becoming a partner school, please let us know

What makes us a great choice?

LMA welcomes visits from students of all ages from KS1 to postgraduate level. Development team will help you plan your session in a way which meets your group's needs. All groups get an introduction to what happens in the Archive and the importance of the service provided. This, combined with access to original documents, enables students to explore different subjects in a unique way.

The archives at LMA mesh perfectly with many parts of the KS2 to KS5 curricula. We understand the pressure on teachers and we want to make a visit to LMA as useful as possible. We tailor our class sessions based on discussion with teachers about what you want, to assist your teaching in the most effective way. Contact us for a friendly chat. If there's a topic you want us to look at, call and find out if we are able to.

Accreditation and Awards

LMA received a Sandford Award for excellence in heritage education in 2009 and in 2014.

Group Sizes Catered For

LMA can accommodate groups of up to 30 children. Please contact us with any special requests.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Worksheets are provided as part of the sessions activities and examples can be sent in advance. Materials are developed by our Development team, all of whom are qualified teachers.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Photographs, audio and video recordings can be made but only in the teaching room, not in the public areas. Images of documents are subject to copyright rules and should be used only for educational purposes. LMA can discuss this further when organizing a visit.

Risk Assessment Details

Risk assessment documents are sent to teachers in advance of their visit. We welcome pre-visits if teaching staff need to undertake their own assessment.

Education Officer Information

To discuss your ideas or to book a visit, please contact the Development team.

Pricing Information

Visits are free to schools. However there is a £50 cancellation fee if a session is cancelled within ten working days of the event.

First Aid Information

First aiders are on site.

Available Facilities

Lunch can be eaten on site by prior arrangement.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

LMA is fully accessible.

Opening Hours & Information

LMA is open all year round during school terms.


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