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Work Experience Weeks at Abbeydale

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW

Monday to Thursday 1st – 11th July 2019

This year our work experience is taking place at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. The work experience will take place over two weeks and will have a focus on heritage interpretation in museums.


Wondering what “heritage interpretation” means?

Interpretation helps people make sense of, and understand more about, a site, collection or event.”

(Association for Heritage Interpretation)


So this is ideal for anyone who is interested in a career in museums, drama, writing, tour guiding, teaching etc.

You will have the opportunity to work with members of our skilled Learning team here are some examples of the activities:

  • Meet our “Interactors” and find out about how they use drama to help visitors understand our site.
  • Put together your own character-based tour and try it out on real visitors to Abbeydale!
  • Learn about how exhibitions are put together and have a go at writing your own labels for the objects around the site.
  • Work in a team to design a craft activity for families that can be used in our “Make Your Own” holiday programme. You could even come back over the summer holidays to help us deliver the activity.
  • Work together to put on a celebration event on the last day.
  • The aim is that everyone who takes part in this week will also gain a Bronze Level Arts Award. 

One young person who took part last year described it as “the best two weeks I have ever had!”


There are only 10 places available for Young People aged 14 – 19 (up to 25 with SEN) and you must apply by the deadline.

To apply, please see Work Experience for full details!

Posted in Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet | Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust


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