Study Days

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.


Upcoming Events

Friday 11 May 

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.


 Thursday 28 June 


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.



Previous Events 


Tuesday 21 March 2017

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.

You can read about this fantastic (and totally wizard) day in Watford here.



Wednesday 10 May 2017

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.


Wednesday 5 July 2017

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.


Read all about the study day here  and catch up on the AGM here.



 Friday 3 November 2017

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!


If you would like to read about our past study days,  visit our News Page for previous articles.