We have several learning activities at the Museum aimed at schools, children and adults. We also have loan boxes and specialist volunteers which work on local outreach. Please select from below:
New! Toys from the past collection
A Toy Box resource is now available
Our box is available to either to borrow for use in school or as part of an activity session in the museum (where there is an additional display of toys).
The box is intended to supplement the KS1/2 curriculum by allowing children to handle a selection of popular toys from the 20th century and giving them the opportunity to explore similarities with and differences from their own favourite toys.
An opportunity for pupils:
Included in the box are dolls, jigsaws, wooden toys, mechanical toys (such as the jumping jack), spinning tops, and simple puzzles.
Click here for more information about school group visits, access to our loans box and the 550th Anniversary Battle of Barnet Learning Project.
Click here for more information about school holiday activities for young historians.
Click here for more information about our 1950s 'Reminiscence' loans box, often used in care homes and dementia groups.
We have a range of free quizzes for children and adults. Additionally younger children can also look out for the colourful Barnet Museum mice, hiding around the Museum!
Letter Writing Project
We are excited to introduce our children's letter writing project. Whether for a school project, or just to satisfy your curiosity we welcome letters from children who would like to know more about historic life in Barnet. Send your hand written letters to 31 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BE.
We have a large archive of photographs and documents, as well as our permanent displays, that can help pupils with project work. If you would like your pupils to use the museum to help research a project please contact us in advance, so that we can tell you what we have that will be useful and be ready to help the students when they come in.
Unfortunately we are usually unable to offer short blocks of school work experience. However, we do welcome new volunteers of all ages who are able to offer a longer-term commitment to the Museum. For example, volunteers from local schools have recently worked on projects at the Museum relating to World War One, as well as taking part in the general running of the Museum.