Poole Museum
Free Entry
Opening times:
From 9 April - 30 October 2022,
Daily, 10am - 5pm

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Trade Through Time

An hour long workshop including a guided tour of the Museum and an interactive trading game. 

Learning outcomes

Pupils will: 

  1. Find out about Poole's trading history

  2. Understand benefits and risks of trade


Pupils will take a guided tour of Poole Museum focusing on Poole's interesting trading history.

Pupils will then go up to the Museum Learning Suite to play the trading game.

Every child will be given a commodity to trade and allowed to freely trade.

Pupils will then be split into six groups of traders and given money to trade.

The pupils will then be allowed to trade to increase the value of their items.

The trading game will run for three rounds to show how values increase and decrease.  


We are very happy for our staff to be photographed working with your pupils. Where consent is available we would be grateful for copies of digital photos we can use for promotion and publicity.

Health and safety

A risk assessment has been prepared to assist you in your risk assessment.


If your group has specific issues, such as special educational needs, learning or physical disabilities please raise these when booking so that we can tailor the session accordingly.


You will be invoiced for the workshop after our visit. Please advise us of any relevant order numbers if appropriate.

Further enquiries

For booking, further information or a discussion of your needs and the suitability of the workshop please contact our Learning Assistant on 01202 262628 or email us.

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