Stone Age to Iron Age online learning

If you are learning about Prehistory (Stone Age to Iron Age) at school, this information, with activities, will help you. Enjoy learning by doing all or some of the activities provided. Your teacher might ask you to do other work by using some of the information and real objects that are in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

Click on the header of each section below to access the relevant information and activity sheet. Have fun and don’t forget to give us your feedback

Information for teachers – Prehistory introduction

An introduction to the prehistoric period through the modern classification of Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, using objects from RAMM’s collection to illustrate. The document is designed for the teacher to use in the way that best suits their pupils’ learning as an introduction to the topic and accompanies the information and activity sheets for the three prehistorical periods.

Stone Age tools

Learn about the different multipurpose tools used by Stone Age people and see some of the examples we have in the museum.

Know your Stone Age tools

Use your new knowledge about Stone Age tools by matching the images to the information.

Devon Bronze Age hoards

What is a hoard? Learn about what is in the hoards found in Devon which are now in the museum. Discover why they might have been buried.

Make a Bronze Age hoard

A chance to work with your classmates to produce your own hoard of Bronze Age objects and design the landscape in which to bury them.

Iron Age – The Holcombe Mirror

The Holcombe Mirror is an important archaeological find. Learn about how and where it was found and what it looked like.

Design your own Iron Age mirror

Using the circular scrolling patterns on the Holcombe Mirror as inspiration, design patterns for your own mirror.

Prehistory Snakes & Ladders

Grab some counters and dice, print out the sheet and have fun playing this popular game which will see you travel from the Stone Age to the Iron Age whilst learning some interesting facts.

We hope you have enjoyed these activities and we would be grateful if you could spend 2 minutes giving us your feedback