About the Collection

Our collection began in 1986 when a number of people involved in the world of education and museums got together, and started collecting things. The collection is a very eclectic mix of old school ‘stuff’. Most of it is indeed old, robust, and built to last, but some of it is of a bit more recent vintage – including a BBC Computer.

The schoolroom includes artefacts such as the belt, or tawse, finger stocks, a Victorian abacus, blackboard, dominie’s desk etc.

The museum room has a genuine Victorian range, pots and pans, various cookery items, and lots of books and photographs.

Some of these can be borrowed – see Box loans. For more information about the collection please contact our administrator at histedcentre@gmail.com