• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

The Indian ‘Mutiny’? (virtual)

’Mutinous Sepoys’, c1857

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.

In this virtual workshop, learners will watch films exploring the background to the Indian Mutiny, beginning with Britain’s involvement in India, and the events and outcome of the Indian Mutiny, with a presentation of weaponry from our handling collection.

Learners will investigate a range of images of museum sources before curating their own exhibition on what they believe the conflict should be called.

The session provides:

  • Introductory video (pre-filmed by Museum facilitator)
  • Handling object demonstration video (pre-filmed by Museum facilitator)
  • Virtual classroom (live link with Museum facilitator)
  • Digital resource pack

The session includes:

  • Archival materials
  • Historic images

Curriculum areas:

  • History

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