BRITISH SCHOOL MUSEUM
The British School Museum was founded in 1810 by William Wilshere with the current museum complex being made up of grade II listed school buildings. The original schoolroom was the first monitorial school for the sons of the poor in Hertfordshire. Teaching was based on Joseph Lancaster's methods of monitorial teaching. He developed a system in which large numbers of younger scholars could be taught by older scholars under the supervision of the master (for boys) or mistress (for girls). This method continued until the Revised Code of 1862 that brought in the Pupil Teacher method of teaching.
The British Museum is renowned for its paranormal activity, it is so regular, it is said to occur on a daily basis. Visitors have mentioned they have seen several Victorian children on the grounds, as well as footsteps and loud noises being heard from behind locked doors. One of the most active locations at the British Museum is the old Headmasters office, where members of the public and some of the After Dark Paranormal team have recorded things such as footsteps, items being moved by themselves and even a sighting of the Headmaster himself!