The Museum of Wimbledon runs a Schools Service to provide educational activities and opportunities. The most popular activities in recent years have been morning visits made by schools to the museum. Traditionally, a few hours are spent participating in events in the museum itself, with a variety of strategies designed to extend students’ awareness and knowledge of local history.
The museum and its display cases contain many objects of historical and local interest to stimulate discussion and inspire further developments and study upon returning to school. Requests for visits as large as 60 have been accommodated by dividing the group and while half the number of students engage with topics in the museum building itself, the others make a tour of places and buildings of historic interest in Wimbledon Village, then swap over.
Museum outreach is not limited to schools, but welcomes youth organisations and special needs groups, as has been seen to work successfully in recent practice.
Museum staff welcome requests by prior arrangement for talks on aspects of local history in school.
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