Taking bookings now for 2022/23 Academic Year

No cancellation fees if cancelled due to Covid-19 guidelines

Workshops. Made by a teacher for teachers and their students.

No coaches. No entrance fees. The museum comes to you. A Van full of artefacts and ready made hands-on activities to help your students immerse themselves in the past. Using local history where possible, transport yourselves back in time and learn how people lived their lives in a range of workshops covering The Stone Age to The Moon Landings. Bespoke workshops can be developed in conjunction with you to help mark special occasions and community events. See our workshops page for more details. Based in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire but can travel to surrounding areas.



History Van at Home

Find all my past issues of The History Van at Home newsletters. You can find more details here. Futher online resources can be found here.


It was a great way for all the children to explore a range of resources and artefacts. The tasks were engaging and memorable. The particularly enjoyed creating battle formations using the shields. Everyone got involved!

Roman Workshop

It included a variety of information in a fun way. The children thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ancient Greece

Really engaging for the children and gave them first hand experiences.

Castles & Vikings Joint Workshop

Many different, engaging activities which brought aspects of life (in Sheffield) in the war to life for the children.

Second World War

Interactive activities. Children being able to handle and use wide variety of artefacts.

Anglo Saxon

To enquire about a workshop or receive a quote, please email thehistoryvan@gmail.com.

Remembering our good friend, Jenny…

History Van founder, and well known local historian, Jenny Bland, passed away on June 12th 2020. Please click here to read a little more about this amazing lady.

About Us

The History Van is based in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

Run by experienced HIstory teacher, Kathryn, it provides a hands-on History experience to promote learning and fun.


Kathryn Parkin, The History Van, thehistoryvan@gmail.com, 07585 802 915