Group Visits

Do you belong to any of the following:

  • School
  • Pre-school
  • Nursery
  • Guides
  • Brownies
  • Rainbows
  • Scouts
  • Beavers
  • WI
  • U3A
  • Youth Club
  • After school club

If so your group may enjoy a visit to the museum – history can be fun!

For young people we can offer specially planned projects which link to National Curriculum and offer an opportunity for hands on activities and visits to the galleries which bring history to life.

Our special projects include:

  • The weaving industry in the district
  • A comparative study with an Indian weaving village in modern times
  • The 1950s-how people lived
  • The Edwardians-how people lived

“Awards for All” Lottery funding 4 years ago enabled us to provide costumes and handling objects for these projects. We also set up a variety of activities linked to each area.

Recent Museums, Libraries and Archives Council funding has enabled us to provide additional IT equipment, extend the weaving materials and develop learning about protective clothing from smocks to hard hats!

If none of the projects appeal to you, please contact us to discuss any others of interest, or just arrange a museum tour.


We ask for a donation from charitable groups and £1 per child from schools

And for the grown-ups!

When you plan your monthly meetings, why not include one to the museum? We open the galleries throughout the year for groups and can provide a talk about museum life and refreshments if required.

When the weather gets warmer what could be better than a guided walk around the town in the company of our architecture expert. You will learn about our Georgian heritage and some of the people who lived in the town.

This can be followed by a visit to the museum and tea, provided by our Friends group. Home made cakes and cream teas are very popular!

The museum volunteers are also willing to visit your group offering talks on any of the above.


We make a small charge for these services depending on requirements, please ask at the time of booking.


To make an enquiry about arranging a Group Visit, please contact us.