Hands–On Activity at Bailiffgate

Adult learners and community groups are very welcome at the Museum as well as younger visitors.  Our popular memory boxes can also be booked by any group or organisation. The boxes can be used to enhance a visit to the Museum or can be taken away to be used in schools to supplement curricular learning, in youth groups to learn about the past, in conjunction with talks at local history groups or in reminiscence sessions with older people.

Each box contains a variety of original and replica artefacts relating to a particular theme. An education and reminiscence pack is also available giving ideas for use of the objects.

Talks and town walks can also be arranged. Please use the form below to highlight your interests.

Hands on


Object handling sessions on a variety of topics can also take place as part of a Museum visit by either school parties or small/family groups. These sessions have a small fee of £10 in addition to entrance charges. 

Current topics include:

  • Homes in the Past
  • The Home Front
  • Britain Since 1930
  • Toys through Time
  • Tudor Life
  • Washday
  • Victorians
  • The 1950s

Prices for group visits are as follows:

Adult/ Concessions  One free place per 10 paying visitors at full adult and/ or concessionary rates. Cheapest one free. Not valid with any other offer

Schools/ Youth groups/ Uniformed Youth Organisations One free teacher or leader for every 10 paying children. Not valid with any other offer. 

Educational Workshops - £50 + VAT plus £1 admission per child. Teachers free. 


Use of Loans Boxes in the Museum (Does not include instruction or supervision by museum staff or volunteers)  £6 (including VAT) per box per morning or afternoon.

 One hour story telling/ dressing up/ art activity for Guides, Scouts, and other voluntary youth groups – £10 + Vat plus normal group admission prices