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BRING HISTORY TO LIFE WITH A MUSEUM OR IN SCHOOL VISITS   The Bacup Natural History Society museum serves as a great local history resource for use in both primary and secondary schools, as well as other children’s groups. Museum and in-school visits can be tailored to cover a specific topic or just a general Yesterday’s Bacup visit. The museum collections cover many topics that will support your teaching from the three archaeological periods: Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age to life in Victorian Bacup, the mills and mines and to Bacup at War. The first school visits to the museum is FREE with a suggested donation of £20.00 for any subsequent visits. In school visits are charged at £35.00 per hour with a maximum 2 hour visit. To book a visit please email us.
CHILDREN’S GROUP VISITS We offer one FREE guided sessions for schools and youth groups visiting the museum. With a suggested donation of £20.00 for subsequent visits. For cub scouts / girl guides etc. working towards their badges we can create bespoke sessions.
WW1 Memory Box WW2 Memory Box Children's Memory Box
WW1 LOAN BOX  
WW2 LOAN BOX
CHILDREN’S LOAN BOX .
WALL OF HISTORY  Adjacent to the museum in Newgate Gardens, is the Bacup Wall of History. The wall of history is made up of a collection of various stone artefacts that were collected by members over a period of about 100 years from buildings in and around Bacup and Stacksteads that were being demolished. The garden is also home to the Bacup Stocks, and a large crushing wheel. An illustrated guide of the stones is available here to  DOWNLOAD. 
WW1 Information Pack Victorian Children Pack Bacup at War WW2 Pack
GEOLOGY LOAN BOX
We also have topical information packs available They are £4.50 per pack and contain information which you can print off along with topical photographs, leaflets and posters were applicable.
Home Front WW1 Packs covers Home Front Conscientious Objectors Spanish Flu Fern Hill Military Hospital
Bacup at War 1939-1945 Pack covers Home Front Bacup Bombed Evacuees 
Victorian Children Pack covers Child Labour A Doffers Tale Bacupian Mills Also Available Separately Bacupian Mines 
LOAN  BOXES Our Loan Boxes are a great addition to the classroom with real and replica objects covering a wide range of historical topics. Our loan boxes can be booked at short notice but we recommend you try to book at least a week in advance to avoid disappointment. Our Loan Boxes are also available to other educational groups, care and residential homes. All our boxes contain items that are safe to handle by young and old alike and are available to hire for £5.00 per week. To book a box or request more information on contents etc. please email.
RECENT VISITS & REVIEWS
Thank you very much for letting our Year 5/6 children come down to the museum. They absolutely loved it and were able to talk to me in-depth about what they saw and learnt. What a great asset it is to the town. Kind regards, Andrea Holt Headteacher Sharneyford Primary School
Home Learning Group Visit February 2022 A friend told us about the Bacup Natural History Museum after attending an open day, so we arranged a visit for our home educators group - and what a treasure trove it is! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, not to mention their incredible knowledge and passion for the history of the local area. There are so many interesting elements to the museum that bring so many learning topics to life. The fact that sessions can be tailored to topics/interests/age of children is fantastic, and staff were great at both preparing for the session in advance by conversing with myself, and on the day by engaging with the children. There was no question the staff couldn’t answer! Their passion for the history of the area and the museum is a real gift to visitors. Gemma
We visited the Bacup Natural History Museum with a Home Education Group for a fossil talk with expert Arthur. It was a privilege to have him share his fasinating knowledge. The children were very intrigued and highlights included a fossilised turtle poop, which was 135 million years old! This was our first visit to the Museum and what a treat it was. The staff were very engaging and gave us a tour around the rest of the building, told us tales of it's history and interesting facts on other items on exhibition. Amazing place to spend a couple of hours soaking in the areas history. Claire
Home Learning Group Visit February 2022
Sharneyford Primary School Visit February 2022
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