Guided tours for upper secondary schools

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Bookings

Tues-Sun, tel. (+358) 09 816 57052. Book at least one week in advance. Pre-booked school groups are admitted already at 9 a.m. Guided tours are free of charge for school groups.    

Guided tour: Humans and the sea in exhibition Eyes on the horizon, 60 min

The interactive guided tour, Humans and the Sea, suits learners of all ages. During the tour we study life by the sea, as well as the conditions it sets for those who live near or make their living from it. The tour takes on natural scientific and societal perspectives. What kind of skills are needed on the sea? How has humankind affected the sea throughout history, and how do we impact it today? Available 19.2.2019-2.2.2020.
Read more about the exhibition here.

Guided tours in:  A thousand stories about Espoo

The exhibition "A thousand stories about Espoo" tells us about Espoo in five eras and five different places: Stone Age seal hunters in Bosmalm, medieval farmers in Mankby, the gentry and common people in Alberga, factory workers in Kauklahti and city life in the suburbs. The exhibition also explains how Espoo was born, who the people living there are and how Espoo became the city it is today.

PREHISTORIC LIFE, 60 MIN 

Sit down in a Stone Age home and explore prehistory! The active guided tour familiarises pupils with the lives of people who lived thousands of years ago through the materials, objects and work methods they used, and leads pupils to discuss the interpretations of archaeological discoveries. Primary school (4th–6th grade), upper secondary level

MEDIEVAL VILLAGE, 60 MIN

The guided tour takes a peek at the daily life of the people of a medieval village, the lively trade and the archaeological study of the unique village of Mankby. The guided tour allows the pupils/students to examine for themselves how historical knowledge is formed and what it tells about farming culture in Southern Finland as part of the European Middle Ages. Primary school (4th–6th grade), upper secondary level

FROM THE COUNTRY TO THE CITY, 60 MIN

The 20th century was a century of change. How did a small Swedish-speaking parish become a big Finnish-speaking city in 100 years? The guided tour examines the changes brought about by industrialisation, urbanisation and the World Wars in Espoo. Lower secondary school (7th–9th grade), upper secondary level

BUILD A SUBURB, WORKSHOP, 60 MIN

What makes a good place to live? In the workshop, the pupils/students familiarise themselves with city planning and create new suburbs in Espoo. While planning suburbs, they also learn about the urbanisation of Espoo, the history of modern Espoo and the social ideals of good living in different time periods. Primary school (5th–6th grade), lower secondary school (7th–9th grade), upper secondary level