The Nelson Provincial Museum has a huge number of collection items telling the stories of human cultures and histories and those of the natural world. There is also a large collection of photographs dating from the 1860s to the present day.
The galleries display objects, art works, photographs and text and this environment helps us to create stimulating and enjoyable learning experiences. Education staff provide programmes which utilise the galleries and the collection.
The Museum's school programme is supported by the Ministry of Education.
The school programme experience is 'Hands-on'. While the permanent and touring exhibitions include precious artefacts which cannot be touched students are provided with a hands-on environment in the classroom that is exciting and contemporary using Education objects that complement the exhibition's proramme. Programmes are designed to incorporate a number of experiences to suit different learning styles.
The Museum provides experiences not usually available in the classroom. Students can be taken out of the museum to sites of historic or natural interest and provide a programme closely linked to your classroom activities.
Programme titles are a guide to teachers. School Service Teachers will adjust programmes to enhance the particular objectives covered in your classroom.
Education programmes are linked to the National Curriculum with particular emphasis on Social Sciences, Science and Technology. All programmes can be made more relevant to classroom learning with pre and post visit support from Teacher's Guides and Resource Packs and pre-visit consultation.
Education programmes are available between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday. Museum visit outside these hours are negotiable. Bookings are essential. Staff syndicate meetings can be held at the museum after school, to set objectives for visits.
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