Popular types of timelines in 2024

BLOG 27 APR 2024

popular types history timeline wall art

When you think of timelines, you probably picture a chronological walk-through of well-known milestones in history. However, there are also many other types of timeline that are proving increasingly sought after by schools.

From diversity and inclusion timelines to a school’s own evolution and heritage, there are myriad ways to use these striking installations, all of which take students on an educational adventure through time and events.

As our Wall Art is bespoke, we can create all kinds of timelines and employ a plethora of approaches. Having created hundreds/thousands of timelines unique to each school’s objectives, we know exactly how to create a timeline design that is right for your school and goals. Here are a just a few examples of Wall Art timelines that are trending in 2024…

Subject-focused timelines that captivate

Davison high science timeline wall art

Subject-focused timelines are a Wall Art option that brings vibrancy and engagement to the learning environment. They do this by visually enhancing an area of the school while stimulating students’ minds, encouraging curiosity and captivating their interest in a particular subject.

How about an IT timeline looking at the very first computer all the way through to the technology we use today; an engineering timeline showing how key inventions have shaped the world we live in; or a timeline showcasing the progress of women’s rights? The possibilities are endless. Here are a few more popular examples of inspiring subject-focused timelines:

Whatever subject, our bespoke Wall Art will bring it to life. Which subject will you choose?

Timelines that celebrate diversity

Fullbrook school inclusive timeline wall art

The importance of diversity and inclusion is an ever-present message that you want to reinforce for students of all ages. Timelines that embrace and support these areas within schools are growing ever more popular.

Diversity and inclusion timelines can come in the form of showcasing the rich tapestry of people, places and events that have helped shape the world we live in today within a history or subject timeline, or by creating timelines that focus specifically on the struggles of minority communities, alongside celebrating their achievements.

The School Diversity Timeline Wall Art project we worked on with Fullbrook School is a prime example of bespoke Wall Art that celebrates the diverse world we live in.

Through vibrant colours and imagery, the project demonstrates developments in inclusion, as well as highlighting the famous faces that have helped liberate and give a voice to those who fought against oppression and make change possible.

The objective of the timeline was to inspire pupils to think about what diversity means to them and enhance their awareness of the progress that has been made, as well as what still needs to be achieved.

Timelines that highlight your school’s history

ribston hall history timeline school wall art

As our Wall Art is all created bespoke to your needs, many schools are keen for us to create Wall Art timelines to highlight the rich history of their own educational establishment. This School History Timeline we created for Ribston Hall School celebrates the historical roots of its legacy. Using images of key events from the school’s past, along with local history archives, the timeline shows how Ribston Hall has grown into the place it is today. It’s a captivating log that celebrates all of the school’s successes along the way.

By illustrating the school’s legacy, a School History Timeline helps foster a sense of pride and loyalty that can be felt by everyone in the school community, including students, parents, staff and alumni.

School History Timelines can also be extremely effective during school open days. Both visual and informative, they assist prospective students and parents in absorbing the fabric and history of the school environment, while aiming to make people want to feel part of the future that lies ahead.

 Historic timelines that never grow old

victoria road primary outdoor timeline wall art

Of course, History Timelines will always be in favour, too – and for good reason. We know that understanding chronology is a vital part of the curriculum. History Timelines enable us to put events into the exact chronological order in which they occur, which in turn helps children understand the cause and effect of those events.

Large-scale, engaging timelines don’t just provide pupils with the full picture of each era from start to finish; they also support active, physical and kinaesthetic learning – moving up and down a timeline can help children understand chronology, enabling the order of eras and events to sink in and be remembered.

Transform your school with inspirational Wall Art

Fosters primary school history timeline wall art

If you know you want a timeline but you’re not sure of the best place to have it in your school building, we can help. We have worked with hundreds of schools around the UK and internationally, helping them make the best and most impactful use of their available space.

Our goal is always to transform ordinary spaces into inspirational learning environments. Whether you have stairwells, corridors, halls or an outdoor space, we can help you to maximise the impact of your installation and ensure it matches or exceeds the goal of your project.

For inspiration, you can view our case studies and filter for timelines, or flick through our Ideas Book. Both illustrate just how Wall Art can be used to maximise the effectiveness of your school space, breathing new, eye-catching – and educational – life into previously boring spaces.

Whether you opt for more traditional subject-specific Wall Art, seek to highlight diversity, or decide to honour the rich history of your institution, Timeline Wall Art has the power to transform spaces and inspire learners.

How we can work with you

If you’re seeking guidance and advice on how Timeline Wall Art can enhance your school building, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team of experts has over 20 years of experience collaborating with schools, sixth form colleges and universities to elevate their learning environments. From design advice, installation locations, timescales and pricing, we’re here to assist you with any question you might have.

You can contact us at or give us a ring on +44 (0) 20 7404 3400.



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