Landmark Travels Resources
Below you will find links to a series of free educational resources that have been developed through the project ‘Landmark Travels- Our Past in a Suitcase.’ These innovative resources take the form of travelling suitcases, enabling children to explore and learn about some of the unique landmarks on their doorstep. Developed by a specialist team, these suitcases aim to inspire children and teachers through a range of activities, with a focus on Literacy, History and Art. Accompanying workshops are also available on request and can be adapted to best suit your school’s needs and budget. For information on each resource, please explore the links below.
Don’t forget, the Cornwall Heritage Trust provides travel grants to help schools visit heritage sites.
The ‘Landmark Travels’ project was delivered in partnership by Storylines, the Institute of Cornish Studies and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, and has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Heritage Trust.
Landmark Travels Resources
This suitcase transports you into the midst of one of the most important eras of British history… the Industrial Revolution. Learn about local entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Thomas Treffry and imagine the enormous changes and developments that emerged from the dreams of this one man.
This suitcase is a portal into the magical world of Carn Euny, a well-preserved Iron Age village with a mysterious fogou and stunning views over West Penwith. Using the narrative of a young Iron Age girl, children are able to imagine daily life on this remote settlement and to explore, examine and interpret the site and the lives of those who lived there.
This suitcase invites you to travel the well- worn path of many pilgrims before you and reach the magical Well at Dupath in the lush landscape of North Cornwall. Unearth the ancient legend of Dupath Well and be transported back into the time of Anglo Saxon England.
Lift the lid of our ‘ virtual’ suitcase and find yourself standing on a natural high point above the village of Trethurgy in Mid Cornwall. Carn Grey Rock is a unique landmark commanding an impressive position over an ever-changing landscape layered with stories.
This suitcase takes you on a flight across the Cornish countryside, to nestle in the cosy nooks and crannies of Trevanion Culverhouse and learn all about this unique Medieval building and the highly prized pigeons that once lived here.
The Richard Lander Chest
Have you ever wanted to become an explorer and set off across uncharted territory, uncovering new regions and leaving a record of all your adventures for others to read? Well, this chest will help you feel what it was like to be an early explorer by retracing the footsteps of Richard Lander, the intrepid Cornish explorer who set off from England in 1830 to discover the source of the River Niger and help open up West Africa as we know it today.