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Museum Music and Mime

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Find Out About Your Finds

28/01/2020 10:30 - 13:00

Have you got a mystery object that you’ve dug up in your garden or found while out for a Sunday walk? 

If so, bring them along to our free drop-in session at Poole Museum and get your questions answered by a specialist. 

Dorset County Council’s Historic Environment Team, will be here to identify your archaeological finds and help to solve the mystery!

Museum Make and Take: Sun-Catchers

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation Project Talk

22/02/2020 19:00 - 20:00

The Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation Project is a 5-year reintroduction project running between 2017 and 2021. Led by Birds of Poole Harbour partnered with the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation and Wildlife Windows, the Project aims to restore Ospreys as a breeding bird to the South Coast through releasing Scottish juveniles in Poole. 

Hear about the process, successes and future of this project from one of the founders of Birds of Poole Harbour, Paul Morton. 

Free talk, suitable for all ages. To book your place, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Leaping Lambs Easter Trail

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

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

08/04/2020 13:00 - 15:00
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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