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Music and Mime - Every Friday (term time only)

Date
09/11/2018 10:30 - 11:30
Description

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)  

There will be no Music and Mime on Friday October 26th or Friday November 2nd. We will be back Friday November 9th.

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

Call Poole Museum on 01202 262600 or email museums@poole.gov.uk for more information.

Art Detectives Exhibition Activities

Date
20/10/2018 - 06/01/2019
Description

Discover and explore our Voyage exhibition with this fun art detective activity worksheet.

Free. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)

Objects on Tour: Wicked Wessex

Date
20/10/2018 - 06/01/2019
Description

In our latest tour, our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of the region’s ‘wicked’ past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! This will be the first of four temporary displays.

Gruesome Gargoyles

Date
23/10/2018
Description

For children and families to come and make a clay gargoyle.

There are 2 sessions taking place at Poole Museum,
1-2pm and 3-4pm.
Up to 10 places per session, on a first-come first –served basis.

Free, donations welcome.

Spooky Scaplen’s

Date
25/10/2018 13:00 - 16:00
Description
Meet our resident witch and explore some horrible handling objects on a spooky trail around Scaplen’s Court.

Dorset Art Prize Winners Exhibition

Date
31/10/2018 - 02/12/2018
Description

Poole Museum’s café will host a debut exhibition of winners’ work from the Dorset Art Prize, an open competition that runs annually across Dorset.

Free, During café opening hours (11am – 3.30pm)


Wall of Remembrance

Date
05/11/2018 - 11/11/2018
Description

Take a moment to remember those in past and present conflict with this creative paper craft activity. Add your paper poppy with a dedication to build our Remembrance Wall.

Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)
Supported craft sessions 12 – 2pm daily.

Free. Donations to the British Legion welcome.

1918- The Dorset Regiment at the End of the War

Date
17/11/2018 14:30 - 15:30
Description

Saturday Lecture Series: 1918- The Dorset Regiment at the End of the War

Luke Dady, Archivist and WW1 Historian at the Keep Military Museum, talks about the Dorset Regiment at the end of the war.

The talk is free but places are limited, please book on 01202 262600 or at the Museum reception.
5th Floor, Poole Museum

Meet the Artist: Voyage exhibition guided tour

Date
17/11/2018 14:00 - 15:00
Description

A chance to meet and put your questions to artist André Wallace who will talk about his work in the Voyage exhibition. Find out more about the fascinating sculptures and drawings on display.

Places must be booked in advance via Eventbrite 

Suggested donation: £3

Dementia-friendly exhibition tour: Voyage

Date
21/11/2018 14:00 - 15:30
Description

Come and explore the sights and sounds of Poole Museum’s Voyage exhibition, with its bold shapes and musical accompaniment.

An interactive session for those living with dementia and their carers. No previous experience or knowledge of art required.

A hot drink and cake will be provided in the café at the end of the session.

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


Museum make and take: Christmas Cracker Craft pack

Date
01/12/2018 - 24/12/2018
Description

Have a cracker of a Christmas with this creative craft activity. Decorate your own Christmas crackers and write some festive jokes. Yo ho ho!

£2 per pack.

Craft pack available to purchase from Saturday 1 December. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)

Supported craft sessions held on Saturday 8 & 15 December
12pm – 4pm, on the 3rd Floor Family Area.

Step Back in Time at Christmas

Date
02/12/2018 12:00 - 15:00
Description

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

Refreshments available to purchase.


Holocaust Memorial Day display

Date
01/01/2019 - 02/02/2019
Description

The theme of 2019’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Torn from Home’. Join us in Poole History Centre to learn about those who have suffered persecution, reflect on what home means and how we can make people feel at home in our community.

During opening hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm).

Image caption: Kindertransport girls passing through customs © Wiener Library.

Culture Volunteers Poole Roadshow

Date
10/01/2019 10:00 - 12:00
Description

Find out how you can make a difference in your local community, use your skills and develop new ones. Culture Volunteers Poole will be popping up at Poole Museum with lots of exciting opportunities for you to make 2019 the beginning of your volunteering journey.


Objects on Tour: Wicked Wessex

Date
19/01/2019 - 07/04/2019
Description

In our latest tour, our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of the region’s ‘wicked’ past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! This will be the second of four temporary displays.

Art Detectives Exhibition Trail

Date
26/01/2019 - 22/04/2019
Description

Discover and explore our Calm Before the Storm exhibition with this fun art detective trail.


Free. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)

LGBT History Month: Lighting up Loggy

Date
01/02/2019 - 03/03/2019
Description

To celebrate LGBT History Month we will be lighting up our famous logboat with a sea of rainbow colours. Enjoy the display and find out more about the history of LGBTQ rights in the UK.


Dementia-friendly exhibition tour: Calm Before the Storm

Date
06/02/2019 14:00 - 15:30
Description

Explore the remarkable collection of images from both the archive of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and modern day photographs made by Jack Lowe as part of The Lifeboat Station Project.

This is an interactive session for those living with dementia and their carers. No previous experience or knowledge of art required.

A hot drink and cake will be provided in the café at the end of the session.

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


Row, row, row your boat!

Date
20/02/2019 10:30 - 11:30
Description

An Early Years session for 0-3 year olds that links with our Calm Before the Storm exhibition. Sing nautical songs, make ship shape crafts and look at some real sea-faring objects from the collection.

Places are on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Free, donations welcome.

International Women’s Day: Her Story Revisited

Date
08/03/2019 - 31/03/2019
Description

Explore the interventions across the museum to mark International Women’s Day. Learn more about the stories of everyday Poole women from the past.

Image caption: Civil Defence Corps members at Poole Flower Show on Ladies' Walking Field, August 1960.


Bouncing Bunny Easter Trail

Date
06/04/2019 - 22/04/2019
Description

Hop along to Poole Museum to find the hidden bunnies in the cases. Complete the trail to collect your chocolate prize.

Free. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)

Make and Take Easter Craft: Easter egg collecting cups

Date
17/04/2019 13:00 - 16:00
Description

Get creative in Poole Museum’s family area and make your own Easter egg collecting cup, perfect for egg hunting. Will you decorate your cup to look like a bunny or a chick? Eggscellent fun all round.

Free,donations welcome.

Objects on Tour: Wicked Wessex

Date
20/04/2019 - 07/07/2019
Description

In our latest tour, our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of the region’s ‘wicked’ past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! This will be the third of four temporary displays.

Meet the Artist: Calm Before the Storm exhibition tour

Date
20/04/2019 14:00 - 15:00
Description

Come along and meet photographer Jack Lowe, the man behind one of the largest photographic projects ever undertaken - The Lifeboat Station Project.

Jack will talk about the six-year Lifeboat Station Project and his mission to photograph all 238 RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK.

You will also have the opportunity for an exclusive look at his mobile darkroom, a decommissioned ambulance called ‘Neena’.

Free. Places must be booked in advance via Eventbrite.

Suggested donation: £3

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