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Our award winning team from the museum service work closely with local communities leading fun, educational sessions at the resource centre in Newark or in local venues, or helping groups, organisations and schools in their own sessions.
Our Learning and Community Outreach Team offers a range of curriculum-based discovery boxes and activities covering Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 and beyond. We can also offer specialist studies sessions at our Resource Centre.
For example 'Life on the Home Front', living history sessions for Key Stage 2 using our extensive handling collection, can be delivered in your classroom.
Students find out about life as an evacuee, discover rationing, make do and mend and air raid precautions, with our costumed museum staff.
If you are studying the Englsih Civil War ask about a town trail tour or our Civil War classroom session.
For younger pupils discover Millie the Maid, find out about her working day and life in the rich and poor Victorian homes.
Download the Learning brochure 2012 (PDF File, 569kb) to find out more.
Join us at our regular Teacher’s Forum Meetings to find out about our learning activities and plans for a new museum and centre for Civil War learning.
We welcome your feedback on our plans and the opportunity to discuss and become involved with shaping new and exciting changes to learning resources and activities that we provide for you.
Please call 01636 655730 or 01636 655777 or email email@example.com to be included on our mailing list.
Our discovery boxes are for use by schools, colleges, clubs or community groups and can be borrowed on a two week loan.
Each box contains a selection of real museum objects and some replicas. We have designed the boxes for group entertainment, classroom sessions and individual learning.
Boxes must be used with supervised handling. They can be taken out and used by a teacher or group leader, or a member of the museum team can come along and lead an activity session for your class or group.
Please call 01636 655777 or 655730 Monday to Friday 9.00am-5pm to book a box and make an appointment.
The service is now running from The Resource Centre, Brunel Drive, Newark, Notts. NG24 2EG.
If you have an appointment to collect or return a box please sign in at reception and ask for a member of the museum staff to meet you.
The museum requires that all borrowers of the boxes arrange insurance cover. This is in line with standard museum practice, whereby all loans are the liability of the borrower and not the lending institution. It is essential that you please check your insurance policy, though it is likely that your general policy will cover these items as the sums involved are quite small.
Length of Loan
The loan period is two weeks, with the option of renewal if another group does not require it. Late returns incur a fine of £7.00 per box per day. It is your responsibility to check the contents list to ensure that all items on the list are enclosed upon return. Please notify us if any damage or losses occur to items on loan. We will charge a replacement fee in accordance with our insurance valuations.
All of our boxes are FREE to borrow.
Most of the objects in our boxes are original so please handle with care!
Are you a community group, women’s institute, nursery, residential home, day centre or school?
Our Learning and Outreach Team offer fun and interesting events throughout the year at little or no cost!
Enjoy reminiscing or learning with our themed sessions:
Are you are holding a village festival, wartime event, school fete or carnival?
Why not let us get dressed up and bring out our discovery boxes or items from our Resource Centre collection.
Newark and Sherwood Museum Service
01636 655777 or 01636 655730
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