SCHOOL TRIPS AND GROUP TOURS

SCHOOL TRIPS AND YOUTH GROUPS

Planning an educational visit for your school or youth group? Why not visit the last remaining Victorian jet workshop in the word and find out about the heritage and geology of Whitby jet!

 

Whitby jet is such an integral part of the heritage of Whitby and we feel it is vital to teach younger generations about this legacy.

We offer a 45 minute session that includes a talk about Whitby jet and a guided tour of our Victorian jet workshop.

 

The interactive talk lasts around 20 minutes and can be catered to the age of your group. It involves a discussion about what Whitby jet is, a simple overview of the geology and history of Whitby jet and a discussion about where it is found and even how to find some yourself! To make the talk engaging and interactive we pass jet samples around to be handled and encourage the group to join in by asking questions.

 

We are very lucky to have a perfectly preserved Victorian jet workshop full of original tools and artifacts. The guided tour of the Victorian workshop lasts about 25 minutes and takes the children step by step around the different areas of the workshop, talking about the stages involved in the Victorian jet carving process. We encourage the children to look at the primary sources of evidence that the workshop provides and discuss what this can teach us about the work that went on and indeed the workers themselves.

Due to the period nature of our property and for the safety of your group we ask that large groups are split into smaller groups of up to 15 for the session and that adequate adult supervision is provided. 

We charge £3 per child (we do not charge the supervising adults). Discounts for multiple groups are available please contact us for more details. 

To book please ring the shop on 01947 821530 and ask to speak with Imogen or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

ADULT GROUP TOURS

Are you part of an adult group interested in Whitby, history, jewellery or British heritage? Or just a group of people looking for a more private and detailed look at the heritage of Whitby jet? Why not consider booking a private talk and guided tour.

This includes an in depth discussion about Whitby jet were you can learn about the formation of this fantastic British gemstone, it's usage throughout history and the modern application of jet carving today. You will get the opportunity to view and handle extremely rare fossil specimens of Whitby jet and some antique Victorian pieces of jet jewellery not usually on view to the public.

 

We then will take you on a guided tour around the last remaining Victorian jet workshop explaining about it's discovery and contents, and the methods and stages used in Victorian jet carving. Whilst in the workshop we will take the opportunity to talk about the fashions of the era and rise and fall of the jet industry. All questions are welcomed and we are happy to discuss more in depth any part of the talk/tour.

We charge £30 per group up to 15 people. Discounts for multiple groups are available please contact us for more details. 

To book please ring the shop on 01947 821530 and ask to speak with Imogen or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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