Campaigners Make an Impact in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Participating Museums

Participating museums with 'Campaign!' resources on My Learning:

Dales Countryside Museum

(Resource: Abolition Activists in the Yorkshire Dales)
Owned and managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Dales Countryside Museum is a key tool for communicating messages about the special qualities of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We provide enjoyable learning opportunities based on our collection and locality and offer a Campaign! project, based at your school or in the museum, discovering how local activists from the Yorkshire Dales supported the successful Campaign for Abolition. We can also deliver or provide support for the contemporary part of the Campaign, either at school or the museum.

For details contact the Education Service at or tel: 0300 456 0030.

Hull Museums

(Resources: William Wilberforce; The Women of Hessle Road)
Hull Museum Education can support schools with Campaign Projects with a range of historical starting points from slavery and women's suffrage to local women campaigners. Sessions are available at Wilberforce House, Hull Maritime Museum and Hull Guildhall. We can also support schools in delivering contemporary campaign skills and creative campaigning with your pupils in school.

For Further information please contact Hull Museum Education on 01482 318733.

North Yorkshire Country Record Office
(Resource: 'Save Farndale's Daffodil Reserve!')

Schools are more than welcome to visit the North Yorkshire County Record Office, where we offer a fun range of activities from studying historic maps to finding people in parish registers. Our Campaign! Make an Impact projects have looked at the abolition of slavery, the campaign for public health, and a campaign to save Farndale from being flooded to make a reservoir.

To find out more contact the record office on 01609 777 585 or email

The Peace Museum
(Resource: Peace Campaigners - Isabella Ford)

Our project with Bradford Academy focused on historical anti-nuclear campaigning and students had hands-on sessions with artefacts from the early period of the campaign, including banners, leaflets, posters, and even footage from the very first protest demonstration march to Aldermaston.

They then selected issues that they wanted to campaign around and devised their own short films around issues including: knife crime, animal cruelty, child abuse, drug abuse and prostitution. View the campaigning films made by Year 8 Bradford students on You Tube - see Related Links below.

The Peace Museum would like to continue running more Campaign! Make an Impact projects and encourages schools to participate - please contact the museum directly for more information: phone 01274 434009 or email:

Ryedale Folk Museum

(Resource: The founders of Ryedale Folk Museum)
We place learning at the centre of all we do, with our committed Learning Team constantly developing and delivering enjoyable learning opportunities based on our collections. We can offer a variety of Campaign! Make An Impact projects celebrating the work of local campaigners, personalising the experience to suit your learners needs.

For further information please contact the RFM Learning Team on 01751 417367.

Other museums involved in the campaign:

Harewood House
As part of the Campaign! Make an Impact Project an Object Dialogue Box was produced which can be used by schools as a resource for encouraging creative thinking and for working with the imagination through history and mime. In particular, topics such as slavery or surrealism are investigated by using the objects as a way into discussing a difficult subject. The Box is available for sessions both in Harewood House as well as for outreach opportunities.

For further information or to book a session please contact or call on 0113 218 1043. See also the Object Dialogue Box resource on My Learning.

National Media Museum
The Museum Learning team provides inspiring learning programmes for all schools who are most welcome to book media production workshops to learn new skills that enhance their ability to produce campaigns. Animation has proven to be an inspiring tool for engaging children and young people with museum collections and the museum’s Anim8ed project has already helped schools produce animated campaigns. To see examples of films already produced and for advice on how to animate please see .

To find out more about how the National Media Museum team can help your school in particular please contact Di Carey on 0844 8563799 or email

North Lincolnshire Museums

Our KS2 (Years 5 and 6) Workshop studies the lives of three ordinary local people who made an impact through campaigning: John Wesley from Epworth, Henry Nixon from Sheffield and Harold Dudley from Scunthorpe. By using the galleries and handling objects, students are helped to understand the amazing achievements that these men made. Children then learn up-to-date problem solving skills and leave the museum with the enthusiasm and ability to conduct their own campaign back at school.

To book or find further information please contact the North Lincolnshire Museums learning service on 01724 843533.

Thackray Museum

Forty five Year 9 students from Primrose High School used objects and archives from the museum to explore the historical campaign for Birth Control. They encountered birth control equipment from the past, from animal gut condoms to bizarre wishbone pessaries! They also got to look at historical campaigning material, including the works of Marie Stopes and ‘The Wife’s Handbook’, a Victorian women’s guide to health and contraception by Leeds doctor Henry Albutt. The students then went on to work with artists to develop their own campaigns based on subjects that they cared about.

Document icon Learning article provided by: Hull Maritime Museum |  Wilberforce House, Hull |  Dales Countryside Museum |  North Yorkshire County Record Office |  Campaign! Make an Impact |  The Peace Museum |  North Lincolnshire Museum | 
This content is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA

Accessibility Statement | Terms of Use | Site Map

Copyright © My Learning 2018. All Rights Reserved

Website by: Grapple