Museum News

New courses 2023 

By 6 March 2023April 11th, 2023No Comments
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We’re excited to have introduced some new courses to our 2023 learning programme as well as bringing back popular courses from previous years.

Courses2Deborah Hodson, Head of Learning, said: “Nalbinding, quilting and traditional linocut printmaking are just some of the traditional skills we have on our 2023 courses list. The growing interest in the use of plants and herbs from our rural past as well as ancient cookery skills has also led to the introduction of four new herbal and cookery courses for this year. We are also bringing back popular courses such as leather belt and pouch making, letter carving and stumpwork.”

The learning programme ranges from one-day introductory experiences to more extensive courses that cover a wide variety of historical skills and trades – from caring for heavy horses, beekeeping and falconry to weaving, spinning and printmaking. For those looking to gain a formal qualification, we also run two MSc programmes in Timber Building Conservation and Building Conservation.

“Lifelong learning and the promotion of endangered crafts and trades is a key element of the Museum’s work to ensure they survive into the future. We are always amazed at the range of people who choose to come and learn with us, from skilled tradespeople looking to expand their knowledge in traditional building and conservation to those wanting to discover more about rural life in the past or acquire a new hobby.  All are welcome,” said Deborah.

All the fascinating courses on offer make use of our historic exhibit buildings and collection of artefacts as well as the inspiring landscape and regionality, giving course participants access to a unique learning environment.

“Our courses start from £55 per person and are taught by expert practitioners in their fields, who are enthusiastic about their craft and always generous in sharing their knowledge and skills. Whether you are looking for a new hobby or to learn a new skill, we have something for you.”

To find out more about the 2023 courses click here – www.wealddown.co.uk/courses