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The Museum offers a number of different outreach sessions, allowing us to bring The Museum in the Park out to you and your venue.

Many of our outreach sessions are performed in conjunction with Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company.

To download a document listing the characters and themes, please click here. For further details about any of our outreach sessions or to make a booking, please contact our Learning and Programmes Officer using the Contact Us page.


Object Handling Boxes

The museum offers a range of object handling boxes, perfect for reminiscence or educations sessions that you can take out to your organisation.

Our selection includes:

  • Ladies' Fashion
  • Gentlemen’s Fashion, Hairdressing & Smoking
  • Shops 
  • Doctors, Hospitals & Medicines
  • Sewing & Craft
  • Entertainment
  • Holidays
  • School Days
  • Transport & Communication
  • Royal Events
  • Celebrations


The cost of hiring a handling box is £10 for 2 weeks. The boxes must be collected and returned by the borrower during Museum opening hours .

Please note that we require seven days' notice before borrowing one of our handling boxes.

To find out more and to check availability, please contact our Learning and Programmes Officer using the Contact Us page.

Contents of the Ladies Fashion Handling Box


Did you know?

The Museum has a variety of exciting events, to find out more about what we have coming up please visit our Calendar page.


Find out more about our Schools Programmes.


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