It's becoming clear that Hitchin's British Schools Museum on Queen Street is far more than a historic monument.
Now cash is coming in from Heritage Lottery Funding to ensure that we can all learn something. A new Learning and Access Manager will be appointed to work with educational providers and the local community.
Museum manager Andy Gibbs was delighted with the successful appeal for funding. "We offer so much more than the Victorian experience of learning," he said. "There are many other subjects we can help people explore and it's not just about children visiting.
"We'll be able to have everyone engaging with the collection of artefacts and even develop our outreach for people who can't necessarily get into the building."
Andy was quick to acknowledge the stirling work done by volunteers for many years. "We couldn't have done what we've already done without those volunteers. And we won't be able to expand what we do without them continuing now, working alongside a dedicated employee."
Exciting times at one of Hitchin's most historic buildings. Find out more at: http://britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk/
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