World War II Workshop in Mt Hawke

Our latest WWII Outreach visit was to Mount Hawke Academy on 17 April 2012.

Carol read “Fred’s Story” to an eager Year 3 and showed them “Fred’s” battered war-time suitcase and its contents, including a genuine, and very rusty, tin of condensed milk!

The rest of the outreach session was definitely “hands on” when children tried on WWII helmets, made rubbings of coins of the era and weighed out a weekly ration of bacon,butter and cheese – in Play-Doh!

Always popular with schools as an introduction to or reinforcement of the KS2 history syllabus, this workshop may be booked by phoning the Museum on 01872 553228 or mailing us at

Parish Councillors visit the Museum

On 11 April we were delighted to welcome members of St Agnes Parish Council, including its Chairman, to the Museum for a private visit.  Members were enthusiastic about recent improvements and tried out the new touchscreen. Our Chairman, Roger Radcliffe, explained to Councillors, who are the Museum’s landlords, the extent of building improvements undertaken by the Museum Trust which he calculated had cost £150,000 to date. He stressed that the Museum’s collection contained items from the whole Parish, not just from St Agnes.

It is hoped that the Parish Council’s Burial Records can be shared with the Museum.