Exploring the historic sandstone caves under the streets of Nottingham, students will discover who has used the caves over time and what they used them for.
Suitable for key stage 2 pupils, the activity includes a mini-dig, based on what a real archaeologist would do. Students will learn about the different properties of sandstone as well as the history of the caves.
The medieval tannery is visited and pupils will learn more about the importance of leather in the Medieval world. A WWII air raid shelter is next on the tour where pupils experience the sights and sounds of an air raid. Finally, the groups are taken up Drury Hill to examine the remains of Victorian homes.
Location: Nottingham City of Caves
Curriculum Links: History, Geography, Geology
Duration: 1 hour, 30 mins
Cost: £9 per pupil