Expand your knowledge
Storrington and District Museum has many fascinating artefacts and photographs that relate to the past in Storrington and the surrounding area. These can give an insight into how people lived in this part of the world and the Museum can bring this insight into the past alive for the children in your school.
School and youth organisations
There is a lot to see in the Museum. To help and encourage children to search, find and observe, there is a quiz sheet available, which asks questions about some of the artefacts on display. Activity badge evenings for Guide and Scouting groups can be supported.
As space is limited, we are restricted to ten in the Museum at once, with an adult. If you would like the whole class to come to the Museum, the class could be divided in three: one group into the Museum; one group in St Mary’s Church; one group looking at the architecture of the old buildings in Church Street, including the former St Joseph’s Convent and the old carved door at the bottom of Browns Lane. The groups would rotate.
Loan of Artefacts
There are several artefacts that can be loaned to schools:
A Second World War evacuee’s suitcase with ration book etc.,
Victorian washday items, Farming tools.
These items can be borrowed for an agreed length of time and there are certain guidelines concerning the handling and care of these artefacts. These guidelines would be discussed and agreed before the loan.
Visits to Schools
It can be arranged for an Education Officer to visit your school to talk about the Museum, be part of your history day and show how the museum collects and conserves its artefacts and to bring in some examples of its collection.
Visits to local care homes, organisations or individuals can be arranged where reminiscence boxes containing artefacts which help in memory jogging.
The Museum’s Education Secretary organises school visits to the museum, she also leads historic walks around the village for groups or individuals.
Everyone has a story to tell whether it is of school years, the workplace, family and friends. These stories provide a richness of the our lives, what we have accomplished and the impact he or she had on people and places.
If you would like to record your memories we can arrange a visit from our audio archive specialist to record your memories.
If you would like to visit the museum, organise a visit from our Education Secretary or to record your memories please contact us on 01903 740188 or firstname.lastname@example.org