The Sherwood Foresters Collection Education Service

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The Museum Education Service was developed in response to the Governments “Learning For Life Initiative” and requirements of the National Curriculum, providing resources to Primary and Secondary Schools in the Derby and Nottingham areas. All inquiries are dealt with by the curator. Our museum has a wide range of artifacts and memorabilia which provide valuable teaching resources for pupils of all ages.

The Education Service has been used by an increasing number of local Schools (also featured in the Summer School Programme organized by Nottingham University Faculty of Education for newly qualified teachers), and Community Groups.


A unique and fascinating collection of materials which provide a wide range of teaching opportunities related to the National Curriculum, especially in the area of historical inquiry.


The Regimental Archives can also be used to provide material for tailor-made displays suitable for both Primary and Secondary pupils. This facility can be arranged by appointment, based on a variety of themes.



The illustrated talks are given by Mr. Cliff Housley a Museum Trustee and Regimental Historian and Mr. Michael Kirkby a freelance Military Historian. The minimum fee for Community Lectures is £35.00 per lecture.

For Genealogy/Family History Groups in the Notts/Derby area. Special arrangements can be made for Cliff Housley and/or our Archivist Mr. Eddie Edwards to attend meetings with the Sherwood Foresters Regimental Database, which currently holds details on over 105,000 officers and soldiers from 1741 to 1970 and over 8000 photographs.


Local Tourist Information Centres have held Annual Exhibitions based on WW 1, WW 2 and Memorials Resource Boxes. These annual exhibitions have engendered growing interest within the local community.