Bassetlaw Museum


School parties are always welcome to visit the museum, by prior appointment. Admission is free.

The staff will be pleased to discuss with teachers how the museum and its collections might be able to assist them with teaching specific subject areas within the National Curriculum.

We offer a programme of talks and activities to schools and other groups, either on site or as part of our Outreach Service. Talks are available on a variety of subjects and can be tailored to the individual group. A wide range of National Curriculum subjects can be covered including KS1 and 2 How Are Our Toys Different From Those in the Past; What Were Homes Like A Long Time Ago?; What Was it Like For Children in Victorian Britain and The Romans. We also provide reminiscence sessions.

We are experienced in working with special needs groups, please contact us for details.

Handling boxes, containing real objects or replicas, illustrations and information are also available for loan covering The Romans, Old Toys, Domestic Items, Mystery Objects and World War II.

The education room is available to school parties and other groups making a prior booking and, at other times, to visitors and researchers wishing to explore the collections in greater depth.

Victorian children

The Welchman Photographic Project is an invaluable resource in teaching the history and geography of Bassetlaw between 1910 and 1960, illustrating aspects of work, leisure, transport, fashion, shops, schools, sport and local events.

The entire collection can be accessed using the different indexes of person, place, date, event and subject. However, a subset of photographs can be created by selecting 'National Curriculum' and records of particular relevance will be selected with a fuller explanatory description suitable for primary school children.

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