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Half Day Sessions

Discover the New Forest


The sessions below are planned as half day sessions which can either be run on their own or you can combine two of them and visit us for a whole day.  All these sessions include entry into the Museum.  Prices for the sessions can be found on the Group Visit Prices page.

Please note: these sessions are based on a maximum number of 30 adults.  If you wish to bring more we can accommodate you but may need to run separate sessions.  Please contact us to find out more.

  • Verderers Court –  visit the Verderers Court and learn about the importance of the Court throughout history and how its role has evolved to its present format.  Role play a court session where you make the decisions that would affect how the New Forest is run.
  • Nature of the New Forest – handle some of the Museum's nature artefacts and discover what lives in the New Forest area.  A chance to ask questions about the New Forest's amazing natural history.
  • Forest Walk and Talk - a walk led by an Education Officer which takes you to some if the varied New Forest habitats and includes an introduction to commoning.
  • Talk and Museum Visit - Our experienced education team can provide a variety of illustrated talks about many topics linked to the New Forest, or the New Forest Centre.
    Talks are usually supported by a PowerPoint presentation and sometimes include a chance to look at and handle objects bought from the museum itself.  They last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes question and answer times.  They are lively and informative.
    Subjects covered include:
    General New Forest - a quick guide to the New Forest's history, culture and how it works
    New Forest History - a more in depth guide to the New Forest's unique and exciting past.
    New Forest Commoning - a more in depth guide to the New Forest's commoning way of life, its traditionals and the struggles it faces today.
    The New Forest Centre, The Unknown Charity -an introduction to the New Forest Centre from its inception as a charitable trust to its present role in the community.
    New Forest Centre Millionaire Quiz - a talk aimed at younger people ending in a Millionaire Quiz game.

Do you have any other ideas of sessions that you would find useful?  If so please contact the education team.


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