We welcome groups of all ages to visit the museum.

We can provide groups with talks, tours and refreshments. The Museum is free for self-led groups but charges may apply for any additional activities.

The museum is passionate in its work with local schools and extra-curricular organisations.

Loan Boxes

The Museum has a range of Loan Boxes available for any organisation to hire. They are designed around the curriculum but could be used by any group or individual.

These include replicas, photographs and various other items to support each theme.

The themes available are:

  • Victorian kitchen
  • Post-war kitchen
  • Toys
  • Wash day
  • World War Two
  • The Romans
  • Victorian School
  • Mining

Each loan box costs £5 per week or £15 per half term each. Loans can be extended on a week by week basis if nobody else has reserved the box.

We welcome feedback on the loan boxes and can work with requests outside of the standard themes listed. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss hiring a box, or if you have a request for a different theme.

School & Higher Education Visits

The Museum currently welcomes schools who wish to visit as a self-led visit. Entry to the Museum is free for self-led visits although prior booking is essential.

The Museum hopes to begin welcoming more structured school visits in September 2019.

Adult Educational Visits

Adult Educational groups are welcome to visit the Museum. Self-led visits to the Museum are free. We can also offer a range of activities or services while your group is here (charges apply for these). This can include:

  • Storeroom tours
  • Talks
  • Guided tours/historic walks
  • Refreshments

Please contact us to discuss how we can make your visit as memorable as possible.

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