The Museum's objects, along with a rich collection of books and archive material, can provide historical context for topics such as the development of science, technology and medicine, and Renaissance studies. Taught sessions are available to support GCSE teaching on the history of medicine.
The Museum has many objects related to mathematics, including calculating devices, clocks and sundials, measuring instruments, navigational instruments, surveying equipment, and a remarkable collection of instruments from the Renaissance period. A visit to the Museum can provide inspiration for students through practical problem-solving and historical interpretation.
Taught sessions for secondary and post-16 are normally available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sessions vary in length between 1-2 hours and normally accommodate between 20-30 students depending on the session.