Eat like a Georgian sailor! What did sailors eat for breakfast? How much beer did they drink a day? How did they fend off the dreaded scurvy? Pupils from local primary schools have been finding out. Combining science, geography and history, members from our Education team visited local schools to unravel the mysteries of food in the Georgian navy, equipped with our 'picnic hamper' of culinary curiosities.
We are offer outreach sessions around the theme of life at sea. Contact the Education team if you would like to discuss a session ‘Living like a Georgian sailor’ in your school.
The Endeavour Room - now open!
In 2014 we acquired an additional space and converted it into a new Learning Centre, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This includes improved facilities, space for coats and bags, and for eating packed lunches. Schools are groups are already using it for introductory talks, interactive and handling sessions. It has wheelchair access and induction hearing loop.
Alongside the new centre we are updating and developing a new range of outreach activities. Contact Miriam Shone at the Museum (01947 601900) or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamper with breadfruit for a sailor's tropical breakfast!