The Red House and Aldeburgh Museum have been successful in securing a grant of £5,000 from Historic England to support a new joint educational project between the organisations.
This inspiring educational project is a partnership between two important heritage organisations in Aldeburgh: The Red House – a Grade II listed house which was the former home of the Suffolk composer Benjamin Britten and Aldeburgh Museum which is located within Grade I listed Moot Hall.
Along the Suffolk Coast, rural isolation, poor public transport links and economic hardship can create significant barriers to accessing cultural and other activities. This joint project aims to share the stories and collections from both cultural institutions to a wider and more diverse audience, and help families to better understand their history and heritage while developing new skills and qualifications.
Families can download weekly activity sheets from their websites, each exploring an item or story from The Red House and Aldeburgh Museum’s collections. As well as exploring objects, it also provides an opportunity for families to work together to achieve an Arts Award qualification by completing each activity, such as an arts and crafts task, outside play and investigation and by visiting local heritage sites and places of interest once it is safe to do so.
The activities will be promoted on social media and through local organisations such as The Association of Suffolk Museums and Share Museums East and will be evaluated through an online questionnaire and analysing the number of families who choose to continue their learning through completing the Art Award element of the scheme.