The Gordon Russell Design Museum offers a range of rich and varied resources, workshops and outreach to support teaching and learning for Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education students, teachers and lecturers.
We have created a series of teachers’ resource packs to download for use with students studying product design, resistant materials, design and technology as well as art and design. Additional study units are available for Key Stages 1 – 3, GCSE and A level.
There are also fun activities for all the family located in the ground floor galleries.
Practical information about planning a successful visit to the Museum and an overview of the collection’s curriculum links.
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A short study guide that signposts the teaching and learning resources developed by the Museum, to support teachers and students of GCSE and A Level courses in Product Design and Resistant Materials.
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It is essential to book a visit as space is limited, just send the booking form or telephone 01386 854695 for more details.
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The Museum has compiled a series of fact sheets, linked to creative workshops available in the galleries:
An exploration of the changes in consumerism in Britain since 1948 and its effects on furniture design and manufacturing.
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The stories behind pieces of furniture commissioned by some famous Gordon Russell clients.
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A look at how the two world wars of the 20th Century impacted on Gordon Russell and his manufacturing company.
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Discover more about the use of beautiful woods and fine manufacturing techniques used by the Gordon Russell company.
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A workshop that asks why choose wood as a material for manufacture? It explores some of the materials used by the Gordon Russell company.
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An overview of hand and machine made furniture from the Gordon Russell collection, spanning the 20th century.
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A close look at the influential work of the designers associated with Gordon Russell and his company.
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A workshop that looks at the iconic Coventry chair - its design and manufacture by the Gordon Russell company.
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