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Education Officer appointed

Maidenhead Heritage Centre education officer Virginia Jenner

Virginia Jenner has just joined the Heritage Centre team as our Education and Learning Officer, thanks to a grant from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Trust. Virginia says “I am very excited to be involved with such a go-ahead local museum, and am looking forward to developing its work with local schools and the wider community, including groups such as cubs and brownies. I will also be using Maidenhead’s amazingly varied history as a basis for exciting family events throughout the year. The first of these will be on the Saturdays in February half term.”

Heritage Centre chairman Richard Poad said “Virginia is brimming with ideas and enthusiasm, and we are delighted she is joining our team here in Park Street. Her experience at the London Transport Museum will invaluable. With over 30 local schools to contact and two family events to arrange at half term, she will be hitting the ground running.”

22-year old Virginia, from West Sussex, has degrees in History and Mediaeval Studies, and has previously worked at her local museum and at the London Transport Museum, where she was a learning volunteer helping to run school sessions and family activities during the school holidays. Virginia also volunteered at Sutton House, a National Trust house in Hackney, where she ran the regular family days and was involved in the research and planning of Black History Month activities.

Teachers and club organisers can contact Virginia Jenner on01628 780555 or by email on


Grandma Flew Spitfires!

"Hitler would have been worried!" Entry in our visitor book on 19 September from Mrs G F from London after flying our simulator.

"Brilliant! Kind, helpful and considerate volunteers" Entry from Mr L B of Bury (Lancs) on 20 September

We are open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. If you are coming specifically to fly the Spitfire simulator, please phone to check that it is fully serviceable - Call 01628 780555 Pre-booking strongly advised.

You can fly a Spitfire simulator, just like the intrepid men and women of ATA! Watch video > Grandma Flew Spitfires at Maidenhead Heritage Centre is home to one of the world's largest collections of ATA memorabilia.

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