A Covid-19 update from our Curator & Head of Learning, Gareth Williams
As an educational charity and accredited museum, Weston Park is committed to lifelong learning.
We’re passionate about encouraging the educational use of the property – whether that’s groups from schools, partnerships with learning institutions such as the University of Wolverhampton or the Hamilton Kerr Institute, or by working with specialist interest groups, who either want to come and stay or have a day visit, to appreciate the world-class collections and the 1,000 acres of historic parkland.
Covid-19 initially led to the closure of the property – a hindrance to all our lives and for an independent charity, like the Weston Park Foundation, a heavy financial blow to resources. The property is gradually reopening in line with government guidance, with the park and gardens now accessible and – from 1st August – the Granary Art Gallery once again opening its doors on a daily basis. The House will remain closed to the general public this year, although tours for groups will be considered by prior appointment.
Our popular Sandford Award winning schools programmes have ceased to run for the time being and so we are unable to accept new bookings for led-visits at this time. We are, though, offering self-led school visits to the property and bookings for these can be made by contacting Gareth Williams, Curator & Head of Learning via Gareth@weston-park.com
We are reviewing how we offer formal learning opportunities for schools at Weston and so if you have suggestions or a proposal to make then we would be pleased to hear from you.
In time we will be offering exciting new opportunities for learning access and engagement, so sign up for our mailings and keep an eye on our social media channels
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.
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