Education at the Museum

Frome Heritage Museum likes to engage with local schools so that children grow up in the town appreciating their environment, its proud history and its exciting potential. With that in mind, there is a Trustee with particular responsibility for Education who always welcomes school or other youth groups into the museum. There are various possibilities:

  1. Children can go on a 45 minute heritage walk taking in Willow Vale, the Blue School, Cheap Street, the Blind House. Worksheets are provided.
  2. A themed presentation can be offered using artefacts and documents from the collections. Popular themes have included industry, emigration, the impact of war on Frome and schools themselves.
  3. Another presentation covers the whole history of Frome, from St Aldhelm to Covid! This places special emphasis on the wool and cloth industries, the wonderful successes of companies like Singer and Cockey, and the resurgence in recent years of a vibrant, independent artisan town.
  4. We have folders of information about every school in and around Frome and also about many of the streets. These can be browsed through and individual items can be photocopied for the future.
  5. For those schools unable to bring pupils into the museum, a school visit from one of our volunteers (with appropriate DBS clearance) can be organised maybe to support topics in the National Curriculum or Schemes of Work.

Teachers and leaders of youth organisations are welcome to phone the museum (01373 454611) between 10 am and 2 pm Tuesday – Saturday to discuss possibilities for their groups or email