Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
Inspiration and Learning

Learn

Haslemere Educational Museum has a long tradition of offering people from all backgrounds and ages the opportunity to learn, discover and explore the world around them. Our founder Sir Jonathan Hutchinson established the Museum in 1888 and encouraged learning through the handling of objects, which at the time was a pioneering idea. He understood this technique was as important as observing and reading about the object. Today we offer a wide range of subjects from early learning to Outreach in to the community.

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Teachers

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In 2016 we were awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education which is given to Museums and heritage organisations for outstanding formal education programmes. "One would expect a Museum with education in its title to deliver a quality experience for visiting school parties. Haslemere Educational Museum does not disappoint, and is a worthy winner of a Sandford Award"

We have a large variety of sessions for Foundation to KS2 including Humanities (Egyptians, Toys, Greeks) and Science (rocks and minerals, skeletons) based on the Museum handling collection and gallery displays

Freshwater Studies in Summer Term – with the expertise of Surrey Wildlife Trust

We are always looking to develop workshop ideas to suit different age groups e.g. KS3 – 5 and other curriculum areas. This is especially important in the present climate of curriculum change. Please contact us to discuss your needs so we can work together to deliver quality educational experiences for your students.

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Early Years

Our fun-filled Early Years sessions are for children under 5 and their parents and carers. Held fortnightly during term time our sessions have a relaxed atmosphere where children can listen to a story and enjoy a craft activity.

We offer structured and tailored nursery school visits as well as outreach sessions available to local nursery schools and toddler groups unable to visit the Museum.

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Museum Explorers

Museum Explorers is a group for 5-11 year olds (parents do not need to stay). Join us once a month on a Saturday as well as other dates during the school holidays and enjoy a variety of subjects and activities based around our collections, exhibitions, or seasonal and national events. Museum Explorers is a great way of discovering the fantastic resources the Museum has to offer.

Explore! Enjoy! Make! Create! at the Museum.
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Family Events

The Museum runs a whole host of events throughout the year and our fun packed sessions offer a wide selection of activities with themes ranging from Vikings to National Children's Art day. Our gallery quizzes and trails are available every day as well as backpacks full of fun activities for children to do whilst exploring the galleries.

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Teenage Events

Our Haslemere Young People's Exhibition team meets monthly and is open to everyone from secondary school upwards. The HYPE team run their own curating and research projects and learn diverse creative skills such as music-mixing and animation. If you are interested in photography, film, museums, history and being part of your local community come and join us. Volunteering at the Museum as part of the HYPE team is a great way of supporting the Museum and also having fun!

NEW HYPE TEAM PROJECT
The next exciting HYPE team project at Haslemere Museum is one not to be missed! A unique opportunity to create amazing artwork with artist Diana Burch as part of the Museum's new exciting exhibition 'Celebration Redesigned'. Taking inspiration from the European Peasant Arts Collection where simple everyday items were embellished to celebrate events and love, the exhibition will take a modern view using recycled materials to create celebration art pieces. Open to all pupils from Year 6 and above, all participants will receive a Discover Arts Award Certificate and, if they wish, can go on to gain a Bronze or Silver award too (this will require extra work and moderate costs).

Introductory Session
Saturday 4th February | 12.30pm
(An introductory session to the project for all pupils)

Art Workshops Group 1
Tuesday 14th February | 2-4pm
Wednesday 15th February | 2-4pm
(For pupils attending Surrey schools)

Art Workshops Group 2
Tuesday 21st February | 2-4pm
Wednesday 22nd February | 2-4pm
(For pupils attending West Sussex and Hampshire schools)

£15 per participant to include refreshments, materials and Discover Arts Award Certificate

To find out more or to book a place, please contact Kay Topping, Education Officer on 01428 642112 education@haslemeremuseum.co.uk.

* Please note to allow for the differences in the February half-term, there will be two groups running during both sets of holiday dates.

We are now able to offer our HYPE members the opportunity to achieve Bronze and Silver Art Awards

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Outreach

Outreach for schools and community groups. If you can't come to us, we can come to you! Whether it's an adaptation of one of our schools sessions or a topic you think we might be able to support, contact us.