School visits

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is the perfect resource for a day away from the classroom where interactive learning can be inspired by our unique collections and stories. There is a lot here for learners to experience, see, hear and touch!

We offer a range of interactive workshops and outreach sessions for all learners and can also supply self guided learning resources. All of our sessions utilise our collections as well as a dedicated learning space.

To enquire about these services please get in touch with Julie Matthews, Education Officer, on 01566 783452 or

Primary schools

There are numerous opportunities for primary schools that link into the Key Stages of the National Curriculum. We can provide high quality interactive cross-curricula workshops based on the arts, history and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

We are also happy to discuss hosting larger projects you have in mind that can use our spaces in different and exciting ways.

Secondary schools

There are many opportunities for secondary schools at the museum that can work as cross-curricular learning experiences, although it is best to discuss your proposal with the museums Education Officer. We will always try and accommodate you

We are also happy to discuss hosting larger projects you have in mind that can use our spaces in different and exciting ways.

Colleges and Universities

The museum has substantial experience of working with further education groups. We have previous hosted courses relating to art, photography, illustration, marketing and fashion and are happy to broaden this scope to engineering and science subjects. PhD researchers have also used the museum as a resource to display their work and use the collection to research the subject of fairgrounds in Britain.

Community health and well-being

We are happy to work with health and well-being groups and are more than happy to talk to you about your needs and how we can help you.


We can bring stories and some items to you! If you want us come and see you in your learning environment please get in touch using the details above.

Learning about fairs

The pages linked to this page should help you visualise what the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is all about. If you are no great reader there are plenty of pictures to see, but why not take your time and browse through all the fragments of the fairground story presented here?

Elements of everything shown on these pages has a reference point somewhere at the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, whether its a wholly preserved ride, a fragment of an old fairground show, a photograph, a document, or a piece of artwork. It is our wish that these pages inspire you enough to come and see the work we do and allow yourself, for a few hours at least, to immerse yourself in our world of wonder – something that we believe occupies a significant place in British cultural and social history.