Education and Outreach

Learning in the bath

Learning in the bath!

St Agnes Museum welcomes families. Our much loved free Cuckoo Hunt for 7-11 year olds has recently been redesigned, with lively drawings and ceramic cuckoos to find all around the Museum, and badges for those who complete it.

For our younger visitors, aged 3-7, we have a story called Sam and the Leatherback Turtle to listen to, and an exciting Treasure Chest to explore, filled with puppets of sea creatures, jigsaws, books, and more.

We warmly welcome contact with schools and have an established WW2 Outreach Project for schools. Based on the adventures of Fred, a young evacuee billeted on a St Agnes farm, and, drawing entirely on the recollection of local people and authentic source material, including school log books, we can offer a range of activities including story telling, a handling collection, wartime songs, craftwork and mapwork.

We have also established a Mining Outreach workshop for KS2 pupils which is based on the lives of the boys and girls who worked in the mines of 19th century St. Agnes. Pupils hear the story of a Bal Maiden’s first day at work; try on replica miners’ and bal maidens’ costumes; and can handle objects from the Museum collection, including replica tools specially made for the workshop.

Learning about the Lady Agnes

Learning about the Lady Agnes

Each project is fully compatible with the modern Primary School curriculum. There is no charge but a donation to Museum funds would be welcomed.