Virtual Inset Training. 

Our next virtual insets will be a series of events on the subject will be diversity in museum learning. We have several examples of fabulous projects to share including our very popular Windrush project and related school session. Please sign up to our mailing list to be the first to be offered a place. Or contact us to book a place. 

Full details of the sessions are as follows:

Tuesday 9th February 2021 4pm-5pm

Focused on the new Windrush session this event will highlight the background to the session and look at the new elements that will be introduced in the summer term. We will also include a brief update on our recent Diwali project. 

Wednesday 24th February 2021 4pm-5pm

At this event we will be joined by professor of Roman Archaeology  Hella Eckardt who will tell us more about diversity in Roman Britain. Hella has spoken to us before on the topic and it is really fascinating, and there are lots of resources you can use in the classroom relating to her research. 

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 4pm-5pm

On this occasion we are joined by Phillippa Heath from the Museum of English Rural life who will guide us through her work with special needs groups and schools. 

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 4pm-5pm

Another chance to hear from Phillippa Heath from the Museum of English Rural life, this time she will talk to us about her work with the LGBT community. 

Bespoke Training Events

We can also offer bespoke training events for schools, either at the Museum or in your own classroom.

Bookable events:

  • Inset events in school
  • Inset events in the museum booked by a single school
  • CPD events in the museum with spaces that can be booked by individual teachers

We make a charge for these sessions, please contact us for details.

Free Inset Events in Reading Museum

We hold regular free teacher training sessions at the Museum. We advertise these sessions on this page, through social media channels and via our email contact list. Please do sign up to our teachers email list if you might be interested in any of our events as we will normally promote them by email first. There is a sign up button at the bottom of this page. During these twilight sessions we focus on a variety of topics, for example sessions on Reading Abbey, Victorian topics and prehistory. We take inspiration from the museum's fantastic collection to provide you with a fun learning experience, and an opportunity to learn new techniques that you can use in the classroom.

Please contact us for details of our next event, and please sign up to our email list via the link below.

It was really good to be able to handle the contents of the boxes. Very useful and informative!

Manor Primary

Manor Primary

I really enjoyed the session and it has given me ideas that I will use with my class and share with the other members of my team on how to use artefacts 

Primary School Teacher

Primary School Teacher

I have been inspired to develop the study and exploration of Reading and Reading Abbey with KS2 children

The Hill Primary School

I was not sure what to expect from this training session but it was excellent. It is so good to have simple yet really effective ways of using the museum resources. Cath was very inspiring!


Caversham Park Primary

Contact our Learning Team for more information.