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We offer the following history workshops for schools covering the years before the First World War . Please contact the Curator, Chris Copson, for more information.

The Development of Warfare, 1790 to the Present.

Explore the effect that technology has had on the battlefield from the Napoleonic Wars to the post Cold War era. A practical(ish!) workshop looking at weapons and equipment from The Keep’s extensive collection.

Victorian Britain, at Home and at War.

A joint workshop with the Dorset County Museum, this session gives children the chance to experience life both in Victorian Dorchester at the County Museum and as a Victorian soldier at The Keep. Would you prefer the joys and delights of Moules' earth closet and life as a Dorset farm labourer or risk life as a soldier abroad in the Empire on which the sun never set?

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