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Flodden Ecomuseum - A new way to discover the past

Flodden Ecomuseum - A new way to discover the past

A museum is usually a building that contains lots of old and interesting objects but an ecomuseum is very different. An ecomuseum is a museum without walls. There is no roof either... just the sky above it. It’s a place where you can discover and explore historical sites in the landscape. Together these sites tell a story - the story of The Battle of Flodden.

The Ecomuseum offers excellent opportunities for cross-curricular, outdoor learning encouraging pupils to use critical thinking skills, creativity and interpretation. For schools in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders ‘Flodden’ can be an exciting and engaging local history topic.

Visits to key Ecomuseum sites such as Etal Castle, Norham Castle and Flodden Field can inspire pupils and enhance their learning.

“...it was excellent seeing the children transfer what they had been learning in the classroom to what they were seeing, it really brought the whole topic alive and made what they’re learning relevant.”

Class teacher’s comments following a visit to Etal Castle, Heatherslaw Mill and Flodden Field.

Plan a Visit

If you would like to visit these Ecomuseum sites, click on the links below to see booking arrangements, hazard information, site facilities and resources.

Etal Castle
Norham Castle
Heatherslaw Mill
Flodden Field

Flodden workshops for KS2 and First/Second Level pupils are available at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery. See the Berwick Museum Education Page for details.

To book a workshop or for further information, contact:
Jane Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07768 557698

11 Flodden YAC logo

The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club for young people aged 8 to 17 who are interested in archaeology.

The Flodden branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club was recently set up as part of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum and covers a large area stretching across North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.