History -The Industrial Revolution
Facilitated by museum staff
Allow 1 hour per session. A short reset period between programs will be rostered for large groups.
Book in for our facilitated school program The Industrial Revolution: The Ipswich Railway Workshops, where students will investigate evidence of the industrial revolution at the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
The industrial revolution has made our current way of life possible, through the creation of new technologies and changes to social structures. Today, the Ipswich Railway Workshops stand as a testament to this significant historical period.
Students will explore some key concepts brought about by the industrial revolution, such as factories, and the concept of mass production. How does the Ipswich Railway Workshops represent mass production, and what evidence can be found of the industrial revolution in the objects contained within the museum? Students will engage with these key questions, and others in this 60 minute facilitated program.
The program consists of a 30 minute guided tour of The Workshops Rail Museum, looking for key signs and evidence of mass production and the concept of the factory in the museum collection and a 30 minute facilitated investigation where students critically examine museum objects and images, identifying their historical value relating to the industrial revolution.
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