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History Students Visit North West Heritage Sites

During undergraduate History degrees students have the opportunity to enjoy field trips to UK heritage sites, such as the international Slavery Museum in Liverpool and international trips including Auschwitz in Poland.

February and March have been busy for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences second year History students as they have visited a number of heritage sites in the North West region.

Students visited Liverpool Museums where they studied themes associated with the history of the slave trade, immigration, and life in post-war Britain.

At the Lancashire Infantry Museum, students enjoyed a talk from curator, Jane Davies, about the history of the museum and its collections. Later they were treated to a hands-on session about the museum’s historic armoury.

A visit to the People’s History Museum, Manchester, gave students the chance to take part in a document workshop using the Museum’s unique archive collection. Darren Treadwell, archivist at the PHM’s Archive and Study Centre, led the session.

Field trips such as these are a great opportunity for students to get out of the classroom and into the real world environment. Getting up close and personal to historic artefacts and listening to the knowledge of museum staff gives the students a greater understanding when conducting their own research projects.