From our Outreach Officer

Outreach Officer, Felicity Wood, has been out and about helping our local Community.

13th December 2013

By Felicity Wood, Exhibitions and Learning Assistant

The Tank Museum’s community outreach programme has been running for nearly 1 year, and we are proud to say that over 1000 people have taken part in events and activities since it began.

The Museum has a space dedicated to exhibitions created through partnership work with charities and community groups. This month it will be used to showcase a display created by Wareham Rangers Under 18s Football Club. The club currently has over 100 children aged 5 to 14, who meet to train and play football every weekend at Wareham Middle School. Team members have visited the Museum to put together the display which will tell visitors about why they are proud to be part of their club, at the same time they will learn about how Museums create exhibitions. In addition, the space will also feature the work of ABF The Soldier’s Charity, who provide financial assistance for serving and retired soldiers and their families.

In April 2014 the space will be home to an exhibition about the lives of Army families, created by ‘Coffee and Chat’, a group of Army wives based at Bovington Camp. Entitled ‘Army wife: military life’, it aims to give people an understanding of the joys and challenges of being married to a solider.

If you are a local community group or charity and would like to work with the Learning and Exhibitions Assistant to create a display, please contact me on: felicityw@tankmuseum.org

Follow the Museum’s outreach work on twitter @tankmuseumcf.