Adults and Communities

The Museum does a great deal of work with adult and community groups, and we are always happy to meet new groups who would like to get involved.

Older & Bolder

Weekdays (excluding school holidays) 2.30pm 
£25 per group

Re-discover, explore and share memories of growing up in a pit village.

  • Prompted by the Museum’s art, sound and object collections take part in a variety of creative activities and conversations. 
  • Involves handling objects, listening to sounds, craft making, and exploring visual images.
  • Sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups
  • Booking is essential. Maximum 19 per session

This session can be enjoyed as part of an enjoyable day out at the Museum or as an afternoon activity combined with a visit to our café. 

Sessions must be pre-booked through the groups' booking officer marketing.assistant@ncm.org.uk

Talks, lectures and presentations

Museum staff regularly come out to give talks and presentations to to a variety of adult and community groups. Museum curators, librarians, and directors all offer something different.  We are always happy to look at the needs of your group to see what we can do.

There is a charge for talks from Museum staff, and off-site bookings will only be taken for venues within a 30-mile radius of the Museum.

Reminiscence Boxes

The Museum has a series of themed reminiscence boxes that are available for groups or organisations to borrow for free.  Boxes are available for loans of up to one month at a time, and the borrower is responsible for collecting and returning the boxes.

Boxes are available on the following themes:

  • Work
  • Leisure
  • Childhood
  • Home Life
  • Clothing
  • Holidays
  • an Evening Out

Boxes contain a mixture of historic objects, images, books, music recordings, scent boxes and background information.  To book a box, please contact the education team on 01924 848806 or by email at education@ncm.org.uk

Projects and exhibitions

Museum staff often work with individuals and groups on a variety of projects and exhibitions.  If you feel that your group has something to offer, or if you would like to know more about the ways that others have been involved, get in touch.

Contact the education team

If you have any questions about any aspect of learning at the Museum or if you would like to know more about how we might be able to work with your group, email the education team at education@ncm.org.uk or telephone 01924 848806.

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