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Crikey it's been a busy Summer!

Trudie ColePosted by Trudie Cole at 27/08/2015 00:05:09
Gertrude the Explorer


Phew, let's all take a breath here. Yes, I know the weather has been appalling, but rainy days are great days to visit museums. It's been incredibly busy at Poole Museum and we've worked hard to give visitors lots of interesting things to do. Apart from all the great displays and trails available, visitors have been enjoying the RNLI exhibition, interactive tactile trails on Thurdays and lots of great historical activities and demos at Scaplen's Court on Mondays and Tuesdays. Just this week our resident barber surgeon enthralled visitors with his hands-on demos of 17th century surgery and medicine. It's our last day at Scaplen's Court on Bank Holiday Monday, so pop along and find out about Victorian crafts and sweets.


Early Years

As well as our packed Summer programme we've been finalising the details for our Autumn Programme. We're going to be focusing on Early Years in the Autumn. We're just about to launch a new Early Years activity called Mini Explorers which will be hosted by Gertrude the explorer (pictured as a cartoon above). The first four sessions booked are free, so if you're a nursery or preschool get in touch quick!

We will also be running Big Draw activities for 2-5 year olds too. Parents and carers will be welcome to come along with their  children. See our events page for further details.



And at the other end of young we've got some exciting Big Draw activities lined up for teenagers, as well as our regular Takeover Day event. Attendance to these is by nomination. Let us know if you would like to know more.



We will also be partnering up with the fantastic Walford Mill for the first time to run some really great craft courses. These will be high quality workshops, so make sure you book a place early.



Apart from all that we have an exciting schools programme in the pipeline, lots of great new workshops, new INSET sessions and some special projects, but I don't want to spoil all our surprises. So until next time.


Oh hang on, actually, I did come across this resource the other day. It's a great website for all those teachers who are trying to get to grips with teaching prehistory. Well worth a look.





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