We believe that engaging with museums can have a positive and profound impact on people’s lives. We are committed to finding ways to connect more deeply with as wide a range of people as possible. Working in partnership with local communities and other cultural providers we seek to engage meaningfully through a wide range of creative projects.
Every year we welcome a variety of community groups to the Herschel Museum, ranging in recent years from local Brownies to the Alzheimers Society in Bath. We were particularly pleased in 2018 to welcome Creative Junction, a non-profit organisation using arts, culture and heritage to engage, inspire and empower. Based in Slough, where the Herschels moved after the discovery of Uranus, this group were researching the Herschels to develop a Herschel trail around Slough.
If you would like to bring your community group to visit the Herschel Museum, please contact the Learning & Engagement team on 01225 338727, or via email to discuss the options.
Starting in 2018/19 we have a new learning and engagement project called ‘Star Seekers – Astronomy Then and Now’ which aims to introduce schools and new community audiences to both the Herschels and astronomy today. Read more about this three year project, and find out how to get involved, here.
Or find out more about Bath Preservation Trust’s wider community engagement work here.