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Education & Learning

We work closely with primary and secondary schools in the local area to ensure that we provide a relevant educational programme to support their needs. The Bishop’s Stortford Museum has developed a range of educational workshops which support the learning objectives of the National Curriculum and museum handling boxes are also available for schools to hire.

Curriculum Linked Workshops

African Quilt Fun Curriculum Area: Art and Design

A Roman Skeleton Curriculum Areas: History, Science

Chronology Curriculum Areas: History, Art and Design

Miss Barrett; Bishop’s Stortford in the 19th Century (KS1 & 2) Curriculum Areas: History

Bishop’s Stortford Through Historical Resources
Curriculum Area: History

Be a Curator Curriculum Areas: History

A Roman Skeleton Curriculum Areas: History, Science

Trade and Industry In Bishop’s Stortford
Curriculum Area: Art and Design

African Art
Curriculum Areas: Art and Design

Curriculum Linked Workshops are available for up to 30 pupils
Cost : £30 per 1 hour workshop (+VAT and petrol costs to cover travel to the school)

Handling Boxes

Support your teaching by bringing the museum into the classroom with resources and objects available for loan.

Each of our handling boxes cover a different curriculum subject and contains real and replica artefacts, plus copies of documents from the museum collection, photographs and a Teacher’s Guide.

We currently have the following Handling Boxes available for hire by schools:

  • Homes Long Ago
  • Toys Old and New
  • Victorian Wash Day
  • Victorian Childhood
  • World War II
  • African Drumming

Hire is for a week at the cost of £15 (+VAT).

Presentation of Handling Box by museum staff in school is charged at £30 per hour (+VAT and petrol costs to cover travel to the school), our workshop rate.

Friends of Rhodes

Do you love the arts and culture? Are you interested in local history?

Then why not become a Friend of Rhodes and take advantage of the many benefits membership offers you? Find out more

Corporate Sponsorship

Rhodes is a vibrant, successful venue in the heart of Bishop's Stortford which attracts more than 100,000 visitors per year. Sponsorship of the arts offers excellent value for money! Find out more