At the Ure Museum we have developed our educational programmes closely linked to pedagogies of active and experiential learning. These methodologies see hands-on engagement with the object of study as a key to personal meaning-making and long-term retention of ideas. Object-based learning has proven useful to facilitate the understanding of a subject and the development of academic and transferable skills such as team-work and communication,  lateral thinking, practical observation and drawing skills. This pedagogy has a long-lasting effect and relationship with memory, probably due to its multi-sensory approach, and it can also trigger innovative dissertation topics when applied to Archaeology.