Outreach Sessions

Our Learning team can visit your school or organisation to deliver a fun and educational outreach session. Each session is an hour and a half long and participants are given the opportunity to explore and investigate what life was like in the past using objects from the museum's collection!

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  • How much does an outreach session cost?
  • Will I need to prepare anything before the session?
  • Can I book if I don't have a museum membership?
  • Adult learners

How much does an outreach session cost?

Our outreach sessions are £60 per session. Each session can accommodate up to 30 children.

If you have an Elmbridge Museum school membership, you can book up to 5 outreach sessions a year for free as part of your membership.

Booking a session is quick and easy to do. Simply head to our booking page and fill out an online form. A member of our friendly learning team will be in touch to arrange your booking!

Will I need to prepare anything before the session?

We will provide all the equipment for the session, including craft supplies. Please make sure that there are at least two adults present for each session.

If the session will be taking place in a hall or community centre, please ensure that there is access to chairs and tables at the location. If this not possible, or you are unsure about any of the above, contact our learning team and we will be happy to help!

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Can I book if I don't have a museum membership?

You do not have to be part of our school membership programme to book one of our outreach sessions. Our resources are available for all members of the community to learn from. Whether you are a school, youth group or local history society, let us know if you would like to use one of our outreach sessions and we will be happy to help.

If you are a school based in Elmbridge you might want to take a look at our membership offer. You can book up to five outreach sessions as part of your membership! Take a look at our school membership page to find out more.

Adult learners

Our outreach sessions are designed to be used by schools and youth groups.

We do have a number of sessions and activities that have been designed for adult learners. If you would like to book one of these sessions, please contact our learning team directly.

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Explore our outreach sessions

A Visit to a Roman Bathhouse
Explore the history of the Roman bathhouse in Cobham. Learn about Roman customs and culture through role play, object handling and craft activities.

Life on the Home Front
Learn about life on the home front during the Second World War by examining objects and sources from our collection. Experience an air raid through an immersive soundscape and discover how air raid shelters were built!

Patterns from the Palace
Explore the history of Oatlands Palace and handle objects excavated from its grounds. Pupils will also get the chance to create their own Tudor inspired tiles!

Victorian Domestic Life
Explore what life was like for a Victorian servant through handling original objects and experience how they would have carried out household chores.

Seaside Holidays from the Past
Learn what seaside holidays used to be like with this action packed session and have fun making Punch and Judy puppets!

Toys from the Past
Handle historic toys in this interactive session learning about toys from different eras. Pupils will then get to make their own old fashioned toy.

Tales from the Front Line
Discover what life was like in the trenches with our immersive workshop. Take a look inside a soldier's kit bag and explore embroidered postcards from our collection!

The Story of Cesar Picton
Cesar Picton was a remarkable Elmbridge resident. Born in Senegal, he was enslaved at six years old and bought as a present for Sir John Philipps, who lived at Norbiton Place near Kingston. In this workshop we use role play and props to retell the story of Cesar's life, from the challenges he faced to his successes. We also ask the class to create their own portrait of Cesar, using symbolism to tell the story of his incredible life.

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