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Map Your History Project Case Studies

East Midlands Map Your History Project

Thirteen museums in the East Midlands area are collaborating on the creation of maps that bring together 650 local heritage artefacts from across their collections.

Isle of Wight Museums and Schools Project

Seven museums on the Isle of Wight are collaborating on the creation of heritage maps for learning concerned with history, geography, science and citizenship.

Rapa Nui Heritage Mapping Project

The Rapanui Pioneers Society on Rapa Nui Easter Island is working with The Earth Museum to create maps of heritage taken from the Island and now in world museums.

Digging Deep Project with Independent Arts

A project being delivered by Independent Arts connecting Isle of Wight residents with their local history and heritage. Stories uncovered through creative projects will be shared with the wider world on The Earth Museum.

Bromley Historic Collections Project

A team of community volunteers in the London Borough of Bromley are researching and mapping stories behind the John Lubbock collection of prehistoric and world culture artefacts in the museum.

Volunteer Partnership Projects

From mapping the heritage of the Ridgeway Trail to working with young people in Oxford researching and mapping African artefacts at the Rumble Museum, we’re support a range of volunteer and student placement projects.

Valence House Museum, Dagenham

Valence House Museum in Dagenham is creating a map of 100 object stories from their collections relating to the rich community heritage of this East London borough. This will be developed into a new education resource for local schools.


The Earth Museum takes a simple idea and makes it magical. It’s not just about adding pins to a map, but about adding layers of meaning, challenge, and enjoyment to real places.

Through The Earth Museum we can share more of our collections with a wider audience in a carefully considered and curated way; providing a wealth of interpretative information and engaging local volunteers in creating content.

We welcome resources to help us to teach local history and show how it connects with national and global history. The resources aid pupil learning by allowing them to connect at a deeper level to their local environment with individual finds.

We are really excited about where The Earth Museum is taking us. Our students particularly enjoy the interactivity and ability to see the real world in a different way.