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The Essex Police Museum has an education programme for schools to tie in with the current national curriculum. Education visits are available Tuesday-Friday with parking for one coach on site. We recommend 10am-2.30pm for a double session or 10am-12 noon for a single session. As the museum is small we can only accommodate one class at a time. However we can do two classes back-to-back for a single session, swapping over at lunch, or arrange trips on multiple days for double sessions. Please refer to our education programme for more details or email us to enquire.
Our sessions encourage cross-curricular learning and cover EYFS through to KS2. We cover Crime and Punishment, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), People Who Help Us and Local History (Victorians). All our sessions are delivered by our curator.
The Essex Police Museum is also a great venue for special educational needs groups, with full wheelchair access and a wide variety of interactive and multi-sensory displays. All our sessions can be tailored to your needs and we may be able to create a session just for you. Email us to enquire.
Our loan boxes are great to use in the classroom to enhance students' learning. Each one comes with everything you'll need, including equipment, suggested activities and information on the topic. Loan boxes are delivered to and collected from your school reception and cost £35 per half-term. Currently we have boxes for 'Policing Through Time', 'CSI' and 'WW1'. Email us to book.
2022/23 delivery and collection dates are:
E2BN Gallery - Free-to-use (for schools/education only) images from our collection.
Audio Content - Free-to-listen audio that can be used as an audio guide to the museum or to add content variety to your lessons.
Tiny Tap – Investigate the murder of PC Gutteridge (Used in our Crime and Punishment session).
Photofit Me – An app that allows you to create your own photofit (Created by the Open University).