Annette McCartney

Training and Practice Manager
020 7492 2559

Responsible for:

  • Training programme

  • Training delivery


Annette joined Beyond Words from the Museum and Heritage sector. She started training as an archaeology curator but, as a natural storyteller, quickly discovered that her true passion lay in public engagement and education. Since then she has accumulated thirty years’ experience of developing, managing and delivering learning programmes and resources for adults, families, schools, people with disabilities and young people, as well as students in Higher Education.

Annette spent fourteen very creative years at London Transport Museum in various roles, including managing the museum’s public event programmes and writing temporary exhibitions. She moved on to become the Foundling Museum’s Learning & Access Manager and the Education Development Officer at the Royal Artillery Museum. Before joining the Beyond Words team, Annette had been working for several years as a learning consultant to organisations including Hull: UK City of Culture 2017 and Canterbury Cathedral.

In her free time Annette is writing a historical epic, which she dreams will be turned into a hit mini-series by Netflix or Amazon. She is also an enthusiastic knitter, crocheter and lace tatter (when her huge Maine Coon cats aren’t around).