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Epping Forest District Museum consults local young people

Author: Catherine Hammond Published: 31st October 2012 21:31
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What would you like to see at Epping Forest District Museum? 

Epping Forest District Museum located at the end of Sun Street  in Waltham Abbey is planning a major re-development and expansion of the Museum and its displays. They want to ensure that the new development meets the needs of young people from age 13 to 19 years from the district and would like your views.

The survey askes the following questions and can be completed on-line via Survey Monkey please see link at the end of this article.

Q1 Why would you visit Epping Forest District Museum? Please tick all that apply

I wouldn't visit
Good way of learning about the past
Good way of learning about the area
Help with studies for school/college
Have fun
Somewhere to go with family
Somewhere to go with/meet friends
Other (please give details)

Q2 What would put you off visiting the Museum?  Please tick all that apply

No free time for museums
Just not interested
I wouldn't enjoy it
I might feel uncomfortable or out of place
Don't know what's there
Difficulty in getting there/lack of transport
I don't have anyone to go with
Other (please give details)

Q3 What's the best experience you've had in any museum? Tell us what was good about it.

Q4 What type of activities or special events would attract you to a museum? Tick any that apply, or rate them in order of interest to you:

Art activities
Music events
Computer games / touch screens
Historical hats and clothes to try on
Volunteering at the Museum
Chance to get involved in exhibitions and events
Chance to handle historic objects
Being a member of a monthly museum club
Other (please specifiy)

Q5 Are there any general comments you would like to make about museums - what they offer to young people at the moment, and what you think they should offer?

The survey is only open to young people aged 13 to 19 years and the above questions can be answered on-line at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PJ25MBK

Please forward this article and link to anyone you know aged 13 to 19 and help develop a museum that is an interesting place to visit for all.

For more information about the Museum's plans please see our article:


For more information about the Museum or this survey please contact Catherine Hammond, Education and Outreach Officer at Epping Forest District Musuem on 01992 716882.


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