rat trail Housesteads
Cuddly rat trail for Early Years visitors, English Heritage, Housesteads Roman Fort

Learning has many strands - providing learning resources for schools; informal learning for visitors of all ages; and of course heritage organisations need to learn about their visitors and their experiences through visitor research and project evaluation. Sometimes staff and volunteers wish to increase their skills in visitor research and evaluation, and I can provide training for them. I have carried out reviews of museums' learning provision and made recommendations for future developments.

Heritage places, collections and the natural environment provide great experiences and places for people to learn.

I have created learning resources for, amongst others:

  • English Heritage: at Belsay, Housesteads Roman Fort and Carlisle Castle;
  • The Heritage Centre, Bellingham, Northumberland;
  • Northumberland National Park.

I have provided training in visitor research and evaluation for, amongst others:

  • National Trust
  • Historic England
  • Archives and Records Association
  • Durham Cathedral
  • ICOM Croatia
  • Museums & Visitors Foundation, Hungary

I have carried out reviews of learning provision for :

  • Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum
  • Hartlepool Museum and Art Gallery
  • Tees Valley Museums: review of CPD provision for teachers

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