From quarry to construction

Theme-based visit

Objectives : Discovering how materials from out of the ground are transformed into construction materials: from gypsum to plaster, from clay to brick, from quarry to dressed stone…

Procedure : In the company of a workshop leader, the children are given an introduction to the history of the guild system in the museum. Following this, a range of building trades is focused upon through the materials used in them. But where do they all come from - the roofers’ slates, the mason’s bricks and the stone-dresser’s stones?

Duration of visit : 1½ hours