Dive in, travel back in time and explore these interactive history maps online, created by community-based museums across the UK East Midlands. Each museum carefully looks after artefacts, photographs and documents packed full of fascinating and poignant stories about past lives.
Over the last 6 months, 13 museums have been collaborating with each other and with The Earth Museum to map a selection of their many treasures, bringing them out from the museum and re-connecting them digitally with people, places and stories associated with them in times gone by.
Take your own personal journey of discovery through a selection of the 650 artefacts of history on our East Midlands History Explorer, and discover a few of the many rich and intriguing heritage stories in this region’s past that connect it with the wider world.
We now plan to start work on extending these stories and connections, and developing learning resources for schools that support the study of local history and wider cross-curriculum themes concerned with sustainable development in the present and future. If you would like to help us in this work in anyway – perhaps you have a story to share or are a teacher interested in helping develop and test our resources – please get in touch as we would love to hear from you.
You can also discover the individual museum maps here by clicking on the image links below.
Ashby De La Zouch Museum
National Holocaust Centre & Museum
Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum
Sir John Moore Heritage Centre
Diseworth Heritage Centre
Strutt’s North Mill, Belper
Moira Furnace Museum & Country Park
Barrow Hill Railway Roundhouse
Sharpes Pottery Museum
Made possible by the generous support of Museum Development East Midlands