LEARNING & OUTREACH

Learning & Outreach

The museum has a varied and flexible programme of formal and informal lifelong learning opportunities for everyone from children in Early Years to adults. We specialise in creative and hands-on learning using the building and its collections as inspiration for fun, active and memorable activities. 

The Priest’s House Museum has been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding for an exciting major redevelopment throughout 2019. Eager to remain true to Hilda Coles’ vision of being at the “centre of education and culture,” we are further expanding our already popular Outreach Service throughout 2019, so it’s business as usual. We would welcome the opportunity to deliver our popular workshops to your school and, in return for your continued support, we would be delighted to offer you favourable rates when you book a museum visit upon our reopening in 2020.

As part of the museum's Revival Project, when we reopen we will be offering an even more vibrant activity programme including more learning opportunities with increased and more comfortable learning spaces. We will also expand the museum's lifelong learning programme through new learning packs, planned cross- curricular and creative tailor-made learning sessions, outreach, events and activities.

The Priest’s House Museum has a varied and flexible programme of formal and informal learning opportunities for everyone – from children in Early Years to adults. We specialise in creative and hands-on learning using the museum collections as inspiration for fun, active and memorable activities. A member or members of the learning service team will visit your school with suitable items from the collection. In addition, we provide a talk about the topic, and answer any questions the children may have.

We ensure all our provision is of the highest quality, offers excellent value for money and is an experience for everyone to remember. We have been awarded the Heritage Education Trust’s Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education six times (most recently in 2018), which recognises our high standards. Our dedicated team of volunteer Learning Assistants has also recently won The Marsh Trust Award for the South West Region, which recognises the contribution of volunteers to museum learning across the UK.

The Learning Service covers a wide range of curriculum linked topics and provides hands-on sessions and resources as outreach. Groups rotate around a variety of sessions, mostly led by our museum learning assistants, with some sessions self-directed. All activities are fully risk assessed.

If you would like to discuss what we can do for you, would like further information or to make a booking please call Rachel Vivian, Learning Officer, on 01202 882533 or email us at learning@priest-house.co.uk.

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Victorian kitchen


Learning room