The SEMFed holds 4 events a year which are for all members at minimal cost. Our events offer an opportunity for informal networking with fellow museums professionals.
Palace House Newmarket
Join us at the amazing Palace House: the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. As usual on a study day we’ll have a chance to meet and talk to members of the team, give updates on our own organisations and explore the three parts of the centre — the National Horseracing Museum, the Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art and the home of Retraining of Racehorses.
Buy your ticket online now. If you are not yet a member but would like to join us please select the ticket + membership option.
The Roald Dahl Museum — please note that this event was postponed from the 1st of March
This study day will be held in the splendiferous surroundings of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire, an award winning museum celebrating the life of the author. SEMFED members will also be entitled to a special discount in the museum shop and a Roald Dahl themed lunch.
Survive and Thrive — Partnerships and Innovation at Watford Museum
11.00am – 5.30pm
Music, beer, football and cake … just some of the areas that Watford Museum explores, eats and drinks as part of its ongoing partnerships with its local, community organisations.
People’s Stories and STEM: IWM Duxford
10.00am – 2.30pm (museum open until 6pm)
Join us to explore this Second World War and Cold War airfield and discuss the challenges of telling stories about people and their history in a museum full of machines. The day will include a look at the revamped displays in the American Air Museum and a chance to get hands-on with BB, a scale model of a B-29 bomber which can be built by schoolchildren to combine STEM and history learning. Read all about our day in our member’s report here.
King’s Lynn and AGM
10:30 — 16:00
Thank you to those who joined us on the 5th July for a great study day exploring mayors, miscreants and maritime at three museums in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
We heard all about the recent project to install the new exhibition ‘Stories of Lynn’ at the Town Hall, explored Lynn Museum full of local history displays of Seahenge and Sedgeford and visited the independent True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum. We also hadour Annual General Meeting.
Curiosity, Exploration and Discovery at Langley Academy
We had a great day at Langley Academy and we will be uploading a report of our day very soon!