Outreach and Virtual Outreach

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you through our Outreach and Virtual Outreach programmes.

Invite costumed characters into your classroom with a full range of artefacts and resources and discover what life was like living in that era.


If your school is less than fifty miles from York, our outreach service offers you the opportunity to invite characters from Viking or Tudor England into your classroom.

Using a range of artefacts, resources and activities, our interactive learning hosts will help your class discover how life was different in the past and they can cover a range of themes, including trading, home life, battles, beliefs, clothing, games and medicine.

After making your outreach booking, you will be contacted by a member of the Learning Team who will help you to choose a selection of the various optional activities to be included in your session.

All outreach sessions start at £175 for up to 40 children. For more information about booking an outreach session, please download our handy teachers’ guide to outreach here.

Virtual Outreach

Wherever you are in the world, you can invite a character from history into the classroom with our Virtual Outreach programmes.

Your students can spend 45 minutes talking with one of our archaeologists about what they do and how discoveries they make can be used to study the past. Our specialist session, Prehistory Revealed!, sees our archaeologists talking you through some of the most exciting discoveries made in the north of England from prehistoric times.

Each virtual outreach session costs £50 and uses the Skype video-conferencing platform. You will need to set up a Skype account and check with your IT team that you can make calls to accounts outside of the schools network. Skype can be downloaded for FREE here: www.skype.com

For more information about booking a virtual outreach session, please download our handy teachers’ guide to virtual outreach here. You can book by emailing groups@yorkat.co.uk or by calling 01904 615505.

We know that you might be looking for more virtual content for your future lesson plans, so we’re working on expanding our existing digital learning programme. We’d be grateful if you could take this 1 minute survey – your answers will help us plan a enhanced programme with topics, formats and technology to suit you.