Our aim is to celebrate local history and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of our visitors. We can provide sessions that fit with topics in the national curriculum if required. However, we are not tied to a specific curriculum, so tell us what you have in mind and we will see if we can do it.
The majority of our current visitors are from local primary schools, scouts, guides, cubs, brownies and beavers. We can offer programmes for older students as well. A session usually lasts for about 90 minutes and gives visitors a chance to explore the museum and have a talk on their chosen topic.
We also have a number of Loan Boxes with artefacts covering different subjects that schools can hire out if they wish to use them for lessons in their own classrooms.
Click here for more information about the loan boxes.
We can provide toys and artefacts for some of our sessions, where it is appropriate.
Some of our visitors have specific needs and prefer to have a guided tour of the museum.
We can come out to you and give a talk about a local history topic. In the past our speakers have visited schools, homes for retired people, business lunches, church groups and local history societies. We are getting quite a few invitations from groups outside Havering as far away as Chelmsford and Billericay. Our talks last about 45 minutes.
We charge for our visits and talks and will give you a price when you contact the museum. We have some sponsorship for specific projects and sometimes we can do a session or talk free of charge. The museum is run entirely by volunteers and everything we earn goes to keeping the museum open for everyone to enjoy.