Hand-made creations often catch the eye and the imagination- that’s why we still use a lot of sugar paper, pine cones and plasticine in our work with schools. At this year’s New Forest show, families were invited to try their hand at making sculptures for our stop motion animation telling the story of the 800 year … More Animating the past- Charter of the Forest
Here at Lepe we have been welcoming groups from Girl Guiding UK to discover the fascinating history of our underground monitoring post. The 2nd Dibden Purlieu Brownie Pack joined us on a special evening to find out all about the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) and the work they did to protect the local people. They used … More Girl Guiding UK at Lepe Country Park
To celebrate the rich history and heritage of the local area the New Forest recently held an event as part of the national Archaeology Festival. Expert archaeologists and local historians ran a host of activities throughout the day, including guided history walks along Lepe Beach and talks covering a wide range of areas from new Lidar technology to Hampshire’s … More New Forest Heritage Weekend
Rockbourne Roman Villa is a unique opportunity for schools to discover life in Roman Britain and now we are offering teachers the chance to develop their knowledge and practical skills to bring the subject to life inside and outside the classroom.
The exciting new Heritage Lottery Funded Project at Lepe Country Park. Lepe Country Park has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) Monitoring Post. The underground post will be restored to its original 1960s condition when members of the ROC were first stationed there to monitor … More Discovering Lepe’s Cold War History
At Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve in Totton children can see genuine WW2 remains and artefacts and experience what life was like for an evacuee in the New Forest. Oakwood Primary School Year 3 children from Southampton have been studying their local history from the WW2 era this autumn term. To get some real ‘hands-on’ experience … More Children discover local WW2 history when evacuated to Testwood Lakes
Our three museums in and around the New Forest have launched a new school programme for 2014.
Despite expecting gale force winds and driving rain on Monday, I was lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful and fascinating afternoon at Ashley Walk. Various educators and staff from visitor information points in the New Forest were treated to a day of fantastic training, showing us how to get the best from the “New Forest Remembers” … More Hidden Histories