Education Health and Safety Packs

Please ensure that there is at least one adult per ten children in your party. Adults in loco parentis must accompany pupils aged under 16 throughout their visit.

To minimise risks in we must apply strict limits on the number of people attending each session.

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are carried out by the Museum, to ensure we reach high standards of safety for all visitors and staff. We currently hold a 5 Star Award from the British Safety Council.

A Health and Safety pack for education groups can be downloaded that contains the following useful information:


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Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!