The museum is a wonderful educational resource, which we are keen to share with schools and the whole community.
The museum can cater for a wide range of educational purposes, from Primary classes, to Sixth Form study groups, to Special Needs. It is of obvious appeal to those studying the history of the English Civil War, World War I, World War II, or the Cold War, but it can also provide the stimulus for areas of study as diverse as Creative Writing, Art & Design, and Travel & Tourism.
The museum is also available for adult groups, such as U3A, Probus or WI, and talks on areas of particular interest can be arranged.
Teachers and group leaders are welcome to visit the museum, to discuss their group’s requirements. Programmes of study can also be arranged with the museum staff.
An out-reach programme is also available, whereby the museum can visit you.
Large groups, who visit on Monday or Tuesday during term time, can have the museum all to themselves.
Below is a recommendation from a recent educational group which visited our Museum:
Combined Military Museum’s Military Programme.
This is the second time our students from the Children’s Support service here in Heybridge have attended a six week military programme. The course is run by Clive McPherson, the historian of the museum who used to serve in the forces himself for many years
The course content was brilliant, not only did it incorporate a huge element of historic facts, Clive also told stories from a personal viewpoint that had the young people engrossed, interested and asking lots of questions. He taught them the importance of drill and teamwork, camouflage and concealment, map reading, planning military raids, survival skills and finished it off on week 6 with an official pass out parade with a certificate for their achievements.
The young people enjoyed the experience, making visiting a museum interesting and exciting. They were proud and felt a sense of achievement when they received their certificates on the final day. Clive has a wealth of knowledge that he is more than happy to share with the young people and the museum staff are very welcoming, understanding and experienced in working with them.
The museum is an amazing facility that we have sitting on our doorstep, with the staff who are happy and willing to do educational projects with the young people in our community. I would highly recommend a visit or participation in one of their programmes. A great and interesting day out!!
Extended Learning Instructor
Children’s Support Service