The scope and breadth of the objects, documents and artefacts in the collections make the Museum a valuable and exciting learning resource.
A range of learning programmes have been designed which draw on the collections to meet the requirements of the new NI Curriculum. These place emphasis on active hands-on learning, to offer opportunities for the development of skills such as working with others and creativity. The workshops facilitate pupils exploration of cultural heritage, change over time and the relationship between individuals and places. Opportunities exist for pupils to develop understanding of their identity and place in society.
The Museum supports learning in its widest definition in response to diversity, equality and the ethos of lifelong learning. Sessions can be tailored to the particular needs of community, youth and special interest groups. Topics can be flexible and can involve general talks and tours which can include crafts if appropriate.