Schools and Learning

Westcott School
Pupils learning Chemistry at Westcott School – 1900
© Dorking Museum

Our schools’ education programme works to bring the museum’s history collections alive so that school children throughout the South East region can be inspired to learn about and engage with Dorking’s fascinating story.

Making the museum more accessible to all is important to us, so that everyone has equal opportunity to learn, enjoy and be inspired.

Loan Boxes

Loan boxes are an effective and affordable way of bringing the museum into your classroom.  Our loan boxes contain some or all of the following:  historic Dorking photographs, real and replica objects, photos of; and information on the period objects,  items of costume, maps,  information sheets and suggested activities. They are designed to support teaching and learning of National Curriculum topics.

We have ten boxes available.

Dorking through the ages timelines and maps

Victorian High Street Postcards

A series of postcards from Victorian times to compare with present day photographs.  By clicking on each link – see if you can find where each one of the places in the photographs would be located on the map of Dorking High Street from 1870.  

Online Resources

Our website can complement and extend the information found in the loan boxes – please take a look at our Exhibition pages. 

Family Activities

During school holidays and half terms we offer a family activity days – activities will complement the current exhibition or will celebrate holidays or historical moments.

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