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The Experience

THE EXPERIENCE

We love it. We know your class will too. Here's why:

  • Full-on 360-degree sets with gripping storytelling
  • 11 interactive shows and 500 years of history
  • State of the art theming and special effects
  • 2 thrilling underground rides (height restrictions apply) 
  • 70 minutes of laughs and screams

Intended for school children aged 8 and over, this is a unique and fun introduction to a range of classroom subjects, including History and Performing Arts.

The shows are based on real Scottish history and legends (minus the boring bits). You'll get up close and personal with sinister characters including the infamous Burke & Hare, and our very own Plague Doctor's Assistant to name a few. 

Here is a tantalising taster of some of our most popular shows and attractions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Your students should walk away from the experience with the following:

  • Understanding of key events from Scotland's darkest history
  • Confidence to get involved in audience participation
  • Performing Arts in action – role play, costume, language and voice projection
  • Social/interactive opportunity with fellow pupils
Schools room

CURRICULUM LINKS

Intended for P5-P7, S1-S6 (KS2-KS4), with stunning special effects, authentic sets, witty comedy and a host of scary surprises; The Dungeon is a unique and interactive learning experience that introduces a range of classroom subjects. 

Through the Dungeon Tour pupils will experience interactive historical sets touching on key points from Scotland's Curriculum of Excellence Social Studies programme. These bring to life topics covered in Education Scotland's social studies learning resources.

CRIME

  • Visit a 17th-century courtroom and meet a real Judge
  • Experience the hard reality of Crime and Punishment in 16th century Scotland in a witch trial and a torture chamber

CASTLES

  • Hear true tales of famous Scottish royals and battles in our Castle Ghosts show

RELIGION

  • Learn about religious persecution during the time of witchcraft trials in Scotland
  • Understand why Mary Queen of Scots was a controversial historical figure in the struggle between Catholics and Protestants 

In History...

  • Understand connections between local, regional, national and international history.  To understand history as a coherent and chronological narrative

In English and Drama...

  • Role-play and other drama techniques can help pupils to identify with and explore characters