Learning

Harlow Museum offers a wide range of bespoke and collaborative learning opportunities for all ages. Our education officer will liaise with you to tailor a one-off session or ongoing project with your class or group.

Primary and secondary schools

In-museum visits

Visit the museum and explore a variety of different curriculum-based sessions. We are always developing our offer, current sessions available for groups include Romans, Transport, History of Harlow, Harlow New Town and more.

Workshops at your school

A member of our team visits your school with engaging talks, exciting activities and real museum artefacts to inspire learning. Workshops can be tailored to your school’s curriculum, current topics include History of Harlow, Harlow New Town, Toys and Hobbies and more.

Loan boxes

Borrow a box of amazing artefacts to enhance your pupils’ classroom experience. Each loan box contains real and replica artefacts, teacher notes and suggested activities for pupils to enjoy. Boxes can be borrowed and cost £18 for six weeks.

Extended and specialist projects

We are happy to assist students with research for specialist projects, including Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and History projects and assignments.

Teacher Feedback, Pear Tree Mead

“Thank you and your staff for creating an amazing set of workshops. The children were extremely engaged and fed back that they absolutely loved Harlow Museum. Many now want to visit in their spare time and look around. The workshops were well organised and the subject knowledge of the presenters was excellent. Thank you so much”

 

‘Thank you so much for the trip. We were all so blown away by the high standard of the workshop and the knowledge of all the presenters. The children have not stopped speaking about how much they enjoyed it but also how much they learnt!’

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Universities and colleges

Museum visits

Student groups are welcome visit the museum and explore our fantastic collection. We can offer pre-arranged talks and tours on a variety of specialist areas.

Research and specialist projects

We are happy to assist students with specialist research projects and thesis research. The study centre provides archive materials, newspaper records, maps, drawings, oral histories, local photographs and parish records and is available via appointment.

To find out more and discuss the above, please get in touch:

[email protected]

Families

Families are warmly welcomed to the museum all year round. Explorer kits are free to borrow and encourage children to explore more closely using a magnifying glass and pair of binoculars. Pick up a free trail and learn all about the amazing history of Harlow. Keep up to date with upcoming events and activities on our What’s On page.

Communities

Museum tours

Community groups are welcome to visit the museum and view our collections, artefacts and receive specialist talks/tours. Visits can be tailored to your group’s interests.

In the community

For groups unable to visit the museum, we provide an outreach service which takes ideas and objects related to the collection into the community. Our expert facilitators can travel to your venue and give interactive talks about the museum.

To find out more and discuss the above, please get in touch:

[email protected]

Coming Soon for Young People

We are partnering with the Royal Opera House Bridge to create a new and exciting way of learning about heritage, arts and culture for people aged 14 to 19, starting September 2022.

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