18 Bull Plain
Hertford
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01992 582686
World of Wallace : Schools Programme

This autumn spells a new start as we are teaching with our Natural History collection for the first time! This new string to our bow has been developed as part of our ‘World of Wallace’ exhibition project, funded by Arts Council England. Many thanks to Mill Mead and Simon Balle Schools in Hertford for giving their time to help develop these sessions.

NEW SESSIONS using real natural history specimens - BOOK NOW!

A case of bird specimens from our handling collection

‘An Animal Gathering’

Come and meet the family! Hertford Museum’s Natural History and Geology collections provide many opportunities to explore the natural world. Discover why we have these wonderful specimens in our collections.

Investigate adaptation and the characteristics of various species, both tropical and closer to home. Using real specimens, this session is not to be missed.

Wallace in Singapore in 1862


‘Who Was Wallace?'

Alfred Russel Wallace was a Victorian naturalist and explorer. Educated in Hertford, Wallace discovered the theory of evolution at the same time as Darwin and mapped previously uncharted parts of the Amazon.

This session provides the opportunity for your students to become an explorer for the day and investigat some tropical specimens like those Wallace worked with. Find out about Wallace the man, his theories and his adventures through object handling and role play.




You can download our new Natural History schools leaflet here  (PDF/185KB)

If you are interested in booking a session please contact our Learning Officer, Jo Marychurch, (01992 582686 or learning.hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com).

Alfred Russel Wallace's illustration of a Flying Frog in Sarawak, 1855


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