Old Dock experience
The Old Dock experience is a truly unique learning opportunity led by our knowledgeable museum tour guides.
Available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm.
The tour is highly engaging and a must for any group studying Liverpool’s local history. Discover why the Old Dock, the first commercial enclosed wet dock in the world when it opened in 1715, was so important and what impact it had on local, national and international trade.
Developed in partnership with the owners of Liverpool One, the Old Dock experience is also the only way to access this amazing archaeological site.
Key Stage 1 – History
Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.
They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.
They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
Pupils should be taught about:
- events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]
- the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
Key Stage 2 – History
Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Statutory local history study
Non statutory: A study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.