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Museum Music and Mime

Date
04/10/2019 10:30 - 11:30
Description

10.30am - 11.30am

Please note that there will be no music and mime sessions on the 15th and 29th of November 2019. Apologies for the inconvenience.

A fun music and signing group for babies and toddlers at Poole Museum.Sing nursery rhymes, make music and learn simple signs for everyday communication. Suitable for babies and toddlers (0-3 years old)

Every Friday (term time only)  

Booking is not essential, but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. FREE

Museum Memories - Every Friday 2-4pm

Date
04/10/2019 14:00 - 16:00
Description

Are you living with memory loss or dementia? 

Join this welcoming group for a social afternoon of reminiscence, friendship and support. Poole Museum is delighted to be working in association with Prama to run this weekly club which is led by a specialist reminiscence facilitator. Sessions take place in the Community Room, Old Rope Walk, Hamworthy.
Advance booking essential. £2 per week, payable on the day.

To find out more and book your place call Anna Shiels on 01202 633971 or email anna.shiels@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Made possible thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Please note: Museum Memories is now permanently located at The Community Room, Old Rope Walk, Hamworthy, BH15 4AU

Objects On Tour: Wessex Women

Date
19/10/2019 10:00 - 05/01/2020 16:00
Description

In our latest tour, our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of ‘Wessex Women’ from the past.

Come along to the museum to view our latest object and take part in a family trail.

Creative Ways to Wellbeing Course

Date
21/10/2019 13:30 - 09/12/2019 15:30
Description
A creative course specially designed for people experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. 


The course will be based around the Five Ways to Wellbeing; using art to help you Connect, Learn, Take Notice, Give and Be Active. 

If you face mental health challenges, enjoy art and creative activities and are keen to improve your wellbeing, this course could be for you. 

Monday afternoons, 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Booking essential. 

Contact Anna Shiels, E: Anna.Shiels@bcpcouncil.gov.uk, T: 01202 633971.

Exhibition Explorers Family Trail

Date
26/10/2019 10:00 - 05/01/2020 16:00
Description

Discover and explore our Victoria and Albert exhibition with this fun Explorers trail. 

Designed as a passport to guide you round, you can look for key paintings, solve puzzles and draw your own sketches. 

Once your trail is complete, bring it to the front desk to receive your passport stamp!

Free trail, available during museum opening hours.

Dorset Art Prize Exhibition

Date
12/11/2019 10:00 - 15/12/2019 16:00
Description

The Dorset Art Prize celebrates and rewards excellence in art from across the county of Dorset. 

The Prize, established in 2014, hosted by Bournemouth and Poole College, offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience. Local young artists submitted their artwork inspired by the theme, ‘reflection’. 

A selection of work is on display around Poole Museum. Free entry.

Step Back in Time: A Victorian Christmas

Date
01/12/2019 11:00 - 15:00
Description

Step inside Scaplen’s Court to soak up the festive atmosphere of a Victorian Christmas. Explore the building and enjoy some historical Christmas crafts. 

Seasonal refreshments available to purchase. Free entry into Scaplen's Court.

Museum Make and Take: Festive Candle Decorations

Date
01/12/2019 10:00 - 31/12/2019 16:00
Description
Make your very own candle decoration to take home and treasure. This fun, free collage activity is inspired by the painting titled, ‘The Queen’s Christmas Tree at Windsor Castle’ featured in the Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour exhibition. 


Self-led, free activity, available during museum opening hours.

Museum Make and Take: Sun-Catchers

Date
08/02/2020 13:00 - 15:00
Description

Get creative and make your very own sun-catcher to take home and hang in your window! Join us for a free, fun collage activity exploring Light-Up Poole’s theme, ‘Spectrum’. 

Use colours, shapes and a mixture of materials in this drop-in session. No booking required, donations welcome.

Making Shadow Puppets: Family Workshop with artist Anna Shiels

Date
18/02/2020 10:00 - 12:00
Description

As part of the Light Up Poole festival explore the magical effects of light and shadow with artist Anna Shiels. Have a go at making your very own shadow puppet to perform with and take home. Places are available for eight children with a parent / carer.

Anna will be performing a series of puppet shows during the festival from Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 February. See the Light Up Poole programme for more details: www.lightuppoole.co.uk


£5 per child. Advance booking essential. Age recommendation is 7 years+.

Places limited to 8 children (plus one parent / carer per child). To book please call 01202 262600. Payment will be taken over the phone.

Mathmos Lava Lamp Trail and Lounge

Date
20/02/2020 10:00 - 29/03/2020 16:00
Description

Did you know the original lava lamp was invented in Poole in the 1960s by local company Mathmos?

To celebrate Light Up Poole 2020, Poole Museum has teamed up with Mathmos to create a range of engaging activities. 

Come and take a selfie at our ‘Mathmos Lava Lamp Window’ installation, enjoy swirling projections and follow the trail around the museum to our retro lava lounge for a chill out with a difference.

Free entry.

Leaping Lambs Easter Trail

Date
04/04/2020 10:00 - 19/04/2020 16:00
Description

Leap along to Poole Museum to find the hidden lambs in the cases and peeking from behind our collections. 

Complete the trail to collect your chocolatey prize!

Museum Make and Take: Easter Crafts

Date
08/04/2020 13:00 - 15:00
Description
Join us and make your very own felt finger puppet friends to take home with you this Easter holiday. 


Our Learning Activity Leaders will teach you how to make felt chicks, rabbits and egg finger puppets. 

Free drop-in session for families, no booking required.

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