Event Details


10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.30 Welcome and housekeeping arrangements

10.35 Brief history of venue and outcome of recent NLHF scheme – Pam Hall 

10.50 Attracting Engineering Volunteers – Megan Dennis Gressenhall

11.10 The Beer Garden (or the challenge of commercial versus curatorial demands) – Pam Hall

11.40 Members discussion – commercial versus curatorial – good bad and in between – All

12.00 Members discussion – what went well in 2019 – what challenges have we faced.

13.00 Lunch – buffet and Networking

13.45 HEN Round up and topics for the future

14.15 Guided tour of the Museum

15.00 Tea and departure

 The Museum will be closed to the public on Wednesday 26th February so everyone attending the HEN meeting should come to our staff entrance on Cheddars Lane.  The postcode for the staff entrance is CB5 8LD.   Do not go to our public gate on Riverside as it will be closed.  Do not follow any of the  brown tourist signs, which will take you to our public entrance.The museum has parking for about 15 cars, if everyone parks neatly!  Avoid parking in Tesco or any of the retail parks as they will charge if you stay longer than three hours. 

Refreshments and lunch will be provided  

Please see our FAQs for any questions relating to our training programme  

Terms & Conditions:

For full details of our programmes conditions, see our Terms & Conditions on our website 

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

    • That you are from an East of England museum which is in Arts Council England’s Museum Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that SHARE will facilitate your attendance if availability permits and that your organisation will pay any fees which may apply.

    • It is a condition of receiving this ACE funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.

    • By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50. 

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