As a Charitable Educational Trust, the aim of the Foundation is to use the rich heritage and extensive facilities at Weston for the benefit of future generations.
Weston provides a focal point for the diverse needs of schools, colleges and universities by allowing teachers and lecturers to combine work in the classroom with an inspiring outdoor environment and currently welcomes over 7,000 school children per year.
The Learning Department is dedicated to working with a range of educational establishments and strives to offer more informative and enjoyable school visits that address the National Curriculum requirements in addition to identified QCA schemes of work.
We are delighted at having recently been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2012. This prestigous achievement was given in recognition of our commitment to quality heritage education.
The Weston Park Servants Database has been created and is hosted by the University of Wolverhampton’s Futures Department and their e-Innovation centre at the School of Technology in Telford. Students and tutors from the University created the database in 2009 with European Funding. Many of the original primary resources that are transcribed onto the database are located in the Bradford Collection which is deposited at the Staffordshire Archives. The Weston Park Foundation is grateful to its volunteers for uploading much of the information on the site.
Weston Park’s regular Upstairs, Downstairs tours, that take place throughout the open season, give a fascinating glimpse into the world of the staff at Weston Park throughout the ages. If you are interested in learning more about the lives of the people who worked behind the baise door and also on the wider estates, then a look at our Servants’ Database is essential. Whether you are interested in family history, social history or just want to take a look into the past, using the database is easy – it is free to use and just a quick registration is required.