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The museum offers a number of services for schools:
In our experience, being able to touch, feel, and in some cases smell the artefacts encourages debate and a greater understanding of how people managed during the Second World War and of how technology developed.
The museum has three Loan Boxes. The contents of these boxes along with photos of each item can be seen by clicking the captions or the pictures to the right.
If you would like to borrow the Loan Boxes a charge of £20 per box per week, plus a £20 deposit is required. For more details please get in touch with the museum curator, Rosie Hourihane or phone 01945 700772. The boxes are now at Throckenholt so are available only in that area.
A list of items in each box will need to be signed for on hiring and will be checked on return. Terms and Conditions are shown on the booking form.
The museum has a gallery on the E2BN website which contains a number of technology based images relating to aspects of the National Curriculum.
The galleries include:
There is also a gallery of videos linked to the New and Old - Comparing Technlogy Loan Box which shows the use and working of telephones and gramophones. The galleries are a safe place where teachers and children can search or browse and can download high quality images for use in their projects. The images are a quality which allows them to be projected or used on Interactive Whiteboards.
We are happy to accept school visits to our museum but, owing to the size of our galleries,there is a limit of 10 children who should be accompanied by a minimum of 3 adults.
We can demonstrate some of our more exciting exhibits to the children and allow them to handle some of the objects.
So that we can plan your visit and discuss what the children should see and handle we recommend a pre-visit. Please contact the museum curator, Rosie Hourihane.
Ringing a friend on the A&B Telephone
Hello is anyone there?...
A Victorian Glass Slide, one of the many handling items on offer at the museum
Year 5 children having fun on a school visit