What We Offer

The museum has provided a successful education service under the direction of a qualified teacher for a number of years. Popular are the formal workshops for school groups and no less popular are the casual sessions for other groups.

Schools Visits:

Schools visits are welcomed. Within our subject areas and resources, we will do our best to meet the needs of any school group that wishes to visit. Do contact us in advance to discuss your requirements. We regularly have group visits from primary schools, secondary schools, special units and Cadet Forces. The most popular aspects of our education services are our unique workshops on National Curriculum topics for Key Stage 2. Please book at least two months in advance. This is to ensure each group receives individual attention from the Education Officer or other members of museum staff.

For information on our education packages please complete our contact form

Life Long Learning:

Visits and enquiries from groups and individuals are welcome; advance booking is essential for groups and advisable for individuals with specific needs. Guided tours can be provided to meet your requirements. Depending on your areas of interest, it may be possible to arrange other activities too. Groups (other than mainstream school groups) visiting recently have included special needs units, Brownies, GNVQ students, undergraduates, mature students, PGCE students, foreign exchange students, Family History Societies, Lions and Rotary Clubs, Women's Institutes and Cadet Forces.

Pictures and paintings, dioramas and drums, assegais and ammunition, buttons, badges and uniforms all combine to form a vivid image of life as a soldier; the young visitor can even try on a uniform red jacket and helmet to feel what was like to be a soldier in Victorian times - we have things to interest everybody of all ages.