Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative

Education Resources

Carrickergus Town Centre circa 1900

The Education Pack and accompanying resources have been developed as part of the Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) Education Programme.  All documents and resources can be downloaded for free and are aimed at enhancing awareness of the town’s history, from the Anglo-Norman knights of the 1170s to the Knight Ride of the 1990s.  How has the town changed and why?  This resource will be both useful for local schools as well as any school undertaking a visit to Carrickfergus Castle or Museum.

Get ready to rediscover the adventures of the Anglo-Norman knights of the 1170s to tales of the Gaol.

You can download any of our education packs below for free.

These have been developed with Carrickfergus Museum as part of the THI’s Education Programme. They help tell the story of how the town has changed over the centuries.

These resources go hand in hand with what’s on offer for school pupils at Carrickfergus Castle or Museum. To arrange a trip click here or why not download the free Kids’n’Castle app, available on iOS and Android. 

Medieval Carrickfergus

This pack ties in with the Museum’s ‘Tale of a Medieval Town’ workshop. See how our medieval buildings used to look

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Victorian Carrickfergus

Here we can look at Victorian Carrickfergus and how objects from the museum can help identify the buildings. This is a follow-up exercise to the Museum’s ‘Meet the Weatherups’ workshop.

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My Carrickfergus

How does your Carrickfergus compare to times gone by?

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Images and Videos

Extra resource images and videos to support learning.

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Carrickfergus Old Town Records 1600-1800

A valuable digital resource freely available to researchers.

 

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