The Panacea Museum
Info for Schools
Contact Details

The Panacea Museum charts the history and beliefs of a unique religious community called ‘The Panacea Society’ that once existed in Bedford. The story of the Society is a fascinating example of the development of a Christian religious sect against a backdrop of social change and conflict.

The museum is most relevant to pupils studying A-level Sociology (unit 4.2.5 Beliefs in Society) and A-level Philosophy (Philosophy of Religion). It may also be useful for pupils covering A-level Religious Studies, GCSE Religious Studies and Citizenship KS4.

Pupils of all ages can use the museum to enhance cross curricular learning using our large collection of Victorian and Edwardian furniture and objects, many of which are displayed in restored room settings.

Teachers are welcome to visit the museum and meet with a member of staff to discuss your requirements prior to organising a group visit.

The museum has large gardens and an education room available for use by schools and groups.

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The Panacea Museum is free for all visitors. There is no charge for talks and presentation to schools and other education providers.

Reference 1: Katie Saunders - Pope, Biddenham International School and Sports College, 01234 334559

Other information

Accessibility: The main museum building is fully accessible via lift, further museum buildings are partly accessible via ramps and some uneven surfaces.

Parking:  One disabled parking space. Coach drop off nearby.

Insurance: public liability insurance

Safeguarding: Education volunteers will be DBS checked from Jan 2015.

Contact Name
Victoria Kahl
9 Newnham Road, Bedford, MK40 3NX
01234 353 178