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New Travel Bursary Launched

By 16 September 2022January 26th, 2023No Comments
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We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new travel bursary scheme to support schools to provide affordable opportunities to learn outside the classroom for their pupils.

Available from 1 September 2022, we are offering eligible schools up to £400 towards the cost of traveling to the Museum.

Img 4474Deborah Hodson, Head of Learning, says: “As an entirely self-funded educational charity and independent museum, we are proud and delighted to introduce a new travel bursary scheme from the start of this academic year. We’re acutely aware of the rising cost of travel and yet, and know how invaluable it is for pupils and students of all ages to have the opportunity to get outside of the classroom to enhance their learning. We are passionate about bringing learning to life here at the Museum and our award-winning schools programme, which goes from the Early Years Foundation Stage right through to further education, offers an unforgettable experience.”


Our engaging learning programmes bring the past to life through unique stories, immersive workshops and outdoor learning. There is also the chance to explore our vast 40-acre site and array of historical buildings from the Anglo-Saxon to the Edwardian era.

To apply for the new bursary, eligible schools and colleges must be in Hampshire, Kent, Surrey or Sussex and meet one of five other criteria. Funding is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis and applications must be received via the Weald & Downland Living Museum website at least 28 days before a visit.

Click here for further information and costs on teacher-led and museum-led visits and to apply for a travel bursary

Img 4499Comments from schools:

“The workshops were some of the best examples of outside of classroom learning we’ve experienced.”

“Pupils came away buzzing and full of knowledge from the activities.”

“The children really enjoyed their visit, it added immensely to their topic about the Tudors. The workshops were excellent.”

“We had a brilliant time and would love to return. The workshop leader was very friendly and cooking in the Tudor kitchen was a particular highlight.”

“The Museum is beautiful and there was so much to explore. The children enjoyed the interactive workshop and it linked closely to our learning on the Anglo Saxons.”

“The trip was fantastic, and all of our students have requested to go back and spend more time.”