We need people to bring any objects (photographs, diaries, letters, medals, souvenirs, etc) that your family has kept, or stories that have been passed down to our Digital Collection Day. We will then record your story or photograph the object and get details from you on their background and upload this to a major website. The website will be freely available to anyone to use and will help preserve these key objects and documents.
We are delighted to announce the Iris Festival of Natural History, Classics, Art and More on 27th March, 2019.
This event will be a large community event to celebrate the Rumble Museum at Cheney School as it continues the process of becoming the first Arts Council Accredited museum in a state school.
There will be five main discovery zones: Natural History, Art, Classics and Archaeology, Storytelling and Anthropology. Each zone will contain activities, stalls, exhibitions, workshops, and a wide range of visiting museums with artefacts to handle and explore. There will be live shows including animatronic dinosaurs, as well as the opportunity to see birds of prey! There will also be fossils pits, printing at a vintage printing press, the Story Museum's Little Shop of Stories, an ancient Greek daily life museum, Roman music and mosaics, artists' exhibitions, as well as a cafe serving refreshments and hot and cold drinks.
In each zone, there is a wide range of visiting museums bringing artefacts to handle nd explore, as well as a range of organisations running exciting activities ranging from floating magnets to ball pits!
The event will include expert talks as well as a wide range of stalls, activities and exhibitions. Visitors will be able to follow an exciting new model Dragonfly Trail as they explore the site, with each discovery zone containing striking decorations, workshops, stalls, performances and activities themed on different aspects of museum learning.
The stalls, activities and exhibitions run from 3.30 until 6pm. It is free and caters for all ages. Primary and secondary school groups are warmly welcome.
The following talks will also take place throughout the afternoon and evening:
3.30 - 4pm - Professor Richard Fortey, Natural Historian and Palaeontologist
4.15 - 4.45pm - Professor Helen King, 'Ancient Greek Magic and Medicine'
5.15 - 5.45pm - Peter Randall-Page, Artist and Sculptor, Royal Academician
6 - 6.45pm - Will Gompertz, BBC Chief Arts Correspondent
We're delighted to be taking part in the BBC's Civilisations Festival this month with an exhibition, talks and performance from a professional storyteller.
On Monday 5th March, Jeff Wright, Storyteller and Creator of the Trojan War Podcast will deliver a fast-paced, hugely exciting show featuring some of the best-loved excerpts from the Iliad, as well as stories from before the Trojan War and from the Odyssey.
This year, The Rumble Museum at Cheney is running a variety of projects, exhibitions, talks and workshops to explore the story of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and beyond.
There will be a variety of pop-up exhibitions and events throughout the year, starting with Year Eight students creating an alternative guide to the Weston Library’s Exhibition “From Sappho to Suffrage” and culminating with an all day event on 14th December to mark the first time women in England voted in a general election.
The Rumble Museum at Cheney School is delighted to announce its Green Festival on Friday 19th January. Over the next few weeks and months, the Rumble Museum is working with Cheney School's Environmental Impact Team to explore the vital issues of sustainability and conservation.
We are honoured that the event will be opened by Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party, who will speak and take questions between 1.30 and 2.30pm.