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Launch of new learning and engagement services at museum

Saffron Walden Museum is delighted to announce the launch of new learning and engagement services following the appointment of a new Learning and Outreach Officer, Charlotte Pratt.

Charlotte Museum

The museum is now able to offer a range of services to schools and groups, including taught sessions in the museum, new revised schools loan boxes to support National Curriculum topics, and outreach sessions which can be delivered in the school classroom. The sessions are tailored to the National Curriculum and are an ideal way to enrich the delivery of a range of subjects.

The learning menu is being developed on the museum's website www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org. Teachers and group leaders are welcome to contact Charlotte on 01799 510644 to request sessions.

Saffron Walden Museum is fortunate to have rich and varied collections as well as a separate handling collection which includes historical artefacts. Topics which can be offered include:

  • Romans
  • Ancient Greece
  • Prehistory
  • WW2
  • Local History
  • Vikings and Anglo Saxons
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Natural History
  • Art and Design
  • Victorians
  • Geology
  • Toys and games

As well as structured school sessions, the museum will be offering a range of activities for visitors and groups including school holiday activities and events for adults. The museum is also working in partnership with a range of other local and national organisations to widen its learning offer, including the Dementia Action Alliance, Support for Sight and the Wellcome Trust.

Museum staff aim to make the collections and their stories accessible and engaging to all, through a range of activities to suit different needs. On Tuesday 15 May there will be a Reminiscence object handling session, arranged in conjunction with Uttlesford Dementia Action Alliance, and visitors will be able to just drop in (usual admission charges apply).

Visitors can keep abreast of the latest news and events via social media including Instagram @saffronwaldenmuseum , Twitter @swmuseum or Facebook page for Saffron Walden Museum, or by visiting the museum's website www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org.

23 March 2018