Formation gallery will be closed for a private event on Saturday, 29 June 2024.

  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

The Indian ‘Mutiny’?

School children examining artefacts relating to the Indian Mutiny

Analyse evidence from documents and artefacts, then curate an exhibition to make a case for whether the conflict was a mutiny or war of independence.

What's your verdict: mutiny, rebellion or war of independence?

Examine the social and political environment in India during East India Company rule, and how a particular set of circumstances sparked what came to be known as the Indian Mutiny in 1857.

Learners investigate a range of archival artefacts and handling objects, and discuss how these can be used as evidence to support different interpretations of the uprising.

This session is 60 minutes long and includes:

  • Historic images and artefacts
  • Source analysis
  • Group working and presentation
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Gallery visit (optional)

Curriculum areas:

  • History

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."