Plan Your Visit

We are happy to discuss with you how you would like to make the best of your visit to the museum, or tailor activities to support your needs.

To make enquiries about specific dates – we will do our best to accommodate you.

We are happy to discuss with you how you would like to make the best of your visit to the museum or tailor activities to support your needs.

Please consider a pre-visit to the museum to discuss with staff and plan a group visit .

Our current activities at the museum include:

Nursery Rhyme Trail: We have provided the words and QR codes to pre-recorded nursery rhymes linked to exhibits around the museum. Children follow the map scan the code and sing along. Aimed at accompanied 3–7-year-olds.

Peter Rabbit’s Adventure in the Garden: Read, walk and talk trail through the museum garden with objects from the story for children to find. This is ideal for accompanied 3–7-year-olds.

Toys and Games from the past: This newly recreated display at the museum contains a range of toys played with by children from the past- clockwork toys, puppets, dolls, miniatures, board games. It will be of interest to all children to compare and contrast with toys and games played with today. Suitable for all ages.

Life in Victorian Times: The visit uses the museum’s exhibition spaces – The Victorian Kitchen, Parlour, Naturalist’s Study and Schoolroom to give children an insight into the Victorian way of life. Children will also be able to have a go at the popular Victorian pastime of Brass Rubbing and handle Victorian and replica artefacts from the period. Suitable for 7-11-year-olds.

Life in 1940’s Fenland Britain: The Darlow Farm Cottage was originally situated on Holme Fen and was built in the early 1930’s. it had no running water, electricity or main drainage. Dismantled and rebuilt at the museum, it is set out in 1940’s style and offers an insight into family life on the Fen at the end of the Second World War. Suitable for 7-11-year-olds.

£2 per child (No charge for accompanying adults)

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School visits to the museum

Click HERE for a document linking museum exhibits to the primary school curriculum.

We can accommodate groups with an indoor space to meet, eat and learn together. Wi-Fi and projection
Toilet facilities are available.
The charge for visits and outreach work is £2 per pupil (minimum charge £30). Click HERE do download the booking form.

Outreach work

If you are not able to arrange a visit to the museum then ask us to:

  • Bring a set of artefacts to you to support speaking & listening and writing.
  • Create a loan box to bring objects from the past into your classroom (£20 per half term)
  • Organise an online question and answer session.
  • Show exhibits and artefacts using FaceTime or Skype to children and/or staff.