What is #Museum5aday?

We all know museums are great places for our visitors’ well-being. We have amazing objects that are beautiful and awe-inspiring. Both the objects and the spaces of museums can have a greatly beneficial effect on a person’s well-being.

BUT … how good are we at ensuring our own well-being?
We all know how hard museum staff work. Many positions in museums, even within large museums can be quite isolating and it is very easy to work through lunchtimes and work extra days for TOIL (time off in lieu) that we know we might not be able to take. There are a lot of pressures within museums and this is unlikely to change in the near future. The pandemic has only added further pressures.

Our well-being is IMPORTANT. #Museum5aday is a simple way to help us look after ourselves. It is based totally on #teacher5aday, which aims to help teachers deal with the pressures within their industry, and takes inspiration and ideas from the New Economics 5 ways to well-being project.

The 5 ways to well-being are about taking time for yourself to
#connect -get together with colleagues, friends or family
#notice – take joy in the small (and great) things around you
#learn – try something new/widen your horizons
#exercise – do something physical
#volunteer – do something for others

#museum5aday book

We are very happy to announce that we have copies of our fabulous Museum5aday book available at the bargain (cost) price of £6. Payment by bank transfer for details please email education@haslemeremuseum.co.uk

The book has ideas and suggestions along with colouring pages, images and poems to help you relax. A great little book to have in your staff room.