As a consequence of the measures in force to minimise the impact of Coronavirus (Covid -19), our Outreach Officer is currently unable to travel to you to provide workshops and pop up museum activities. However, we are taking bookings from September onwards until July 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list and once we reopen we will get back in touch. For existing bookings, please contact our Outreach officer at the above email address and we will endeavour to reschedule for another date once we reopen. Details of our outreach activities can be found below. In the meantime, however, we are able to offer virtual Outreach Sessions - for details click here.
Look out for our Outreach team at events and venues later in the the year. Our pop up museum will be showcasing items from the museum collection along with fun activities for all the family. We will be offering workshops and talks for adult community groups, adult learners, and family learning groups. The outreach workshops involve handling real museum objects, as well as a range of art and craft activities.
Photo of an Outreach session with Stockbridge Cubs
The sessions are delivered at your own venue and can be tailored to meet the needs of your group.
Here is some feedback from some of our Outreach workshops:
Wellesley Court Live at Home Scheme – ‘it was a very fun informative session which exceeded expectations which was enjoyed by everyone’.
Turning Point learning disabilities group – ‘thank you so much for coming to our group and running the session. The residents really loved it and are looking forward to visiting the museum!’
Basingstoke Mencap Youth Club – ‘the session was very informative and a great way to engage our group for young people with learning disabilities’.
Ashbourne Court Care Home – 'it was excellent, and Dan was fantastic with the residents.'
A resident from Roman Lodge Nursing Home in Basingstoke
Events we hope to be attending
* Littleton Summer Fete, Winchester - 5 September 2020
* Longstock Fete (10am-5pm) - 12 and 13 September 2020
Our Outreach Officer, Dan Ball, has enjoyed working with the Young Eagles. This is a short film made by the group exploring some of the gliders used during World War Two and the facts that they found out about them.
Pilots On Parade
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Pilots on Parade project, the closing date for these is the 1st August. You can either use the 1940s pattern which you can download here, or you are welcome to create your own, or use other patterns. To see a gallery of some of the amazing submissions just scroll down to the bottom of this page. So far we have received over 100 mini people who are proudly on display within the museum ready to welcome visitors alongside over 30 community squadron flags and community kit bags, which were created by over 1000 people from groups across Hampshire and Wiltshire. These were inspired by the signs and symbol used to represent Army Air Corps squadrons - see the images below.
Magnificent Mini Medals Mass Art Installation
Calling all knitters and crocheters, we are inviting people to be inspired by stories of courage, bravery and comradeship and help us create a mass display of magnificent mini medals inspired by the Museum's medal collection. The mass display of medals will be added to form an art installation around our aircraft in time for Remembrance in November. If you would like to take part you can find a medal pattern by clicking here or a poppy pattern by clicking here. Alternatively, you could use your own pattern. The deadline for submissions is the 1st November 2020.
Here are some that have already been created by Liz Windows from Andover, ready for the installation.
Pilots on Parade Gallery