Education programming at Denny abbey and the Farmland Museum


The Wandering Museum Consultant

In the second half of my week at the Farmland Museum, I worked primarily with the Education programming.  This included observing an outreach session and the final event day for the Enid Porter Project, part of a county-wide project using the Enid Porter archives held at the Museum of Cambridge,  as well as putting together a new children`s trail for the museum.

I tagged along with Chris, the Education Officer, to a school in nearby Waterbeach to observe an outreach program entitled `Fenland Life`. This workshop focuses on life in the region prior to the draining of the large fen, which originally covered the area. Draining of the Fen began in the 17th C. , ceasing a centuries old way of life of the ‘Fen People’. This program teaches students everyday life for people living in the marshy environment: how they got around in the fen (on stilts)…

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I am a museologist and an archaeologist. I love both, but they work best when mixed together.
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