Ipswich: Royal palaces education role for consultancy Oakmere Solutions

SUFFOLK-based consultancy company Oakmere Solutions Ltd has been appointed to work with the Historic Royal Palaces on the review and development of their education strategy.

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity which looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace – palaces owned by HRM The Queen on behalf of the nation.

The Historic Royal Palaces’ education service provides learning visits for schools and colleges, adult learning events and family learning activities, with a total of 194,000 education visitors having attended the poperties last year.

Oakmere Solutions will be working with the HRP team, current service users and other stakeholders over the coming months, producing recommendations for future strategy during autumn 2012.

Oakmere director Peter Funnell said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to undertaken this important work not least given the anticipated increase in national and international visitors to the Royal Palaces stimulated by the Queens diamond jubilee and the London Olympic and Paralympics Games.”

“The Historic Royal Palaces are of global significance and the educational work undertaken within them is of critical importance,” Dr Funnell added.

“There is currently much excellent practice and we look forward to supporting and developing the current offer building on our experience and understanding of heritage learning, much of it developed here in Suffolk.”