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 (Philosophy of religion and ethics) as well as GCSE Religious Studies (component 1).
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. There are a number of trails and activities available to support learning in the museum.
Teachers are welcome to visit the museum and meet with a member of staff to discuss your requirements prior to organising a group visit.
To arrange an education visit please email email@example.com or call the main Museum number 01234 353178.