We run a range of Saturday morning clubs for children interested in history, archaeology and natural history. Regular sessions are held throughout the year on Saturdays, usually at the Museum, from 10.30 am - 12.00 pm (10.15 am - 11.10 am for Curious Kids).

There's no annual fee, but we do ask for pre-booking to help us plan the sessions.  Each session costs £6 per child - so you can attend every month or just come to sessions that interest you!

New members are always welcome!

To find out more, contact Ali Rushent, our Learning and Outreach Officer on 01380 727369 or click here to send an e-mail.


Curious Kids

50 minutes of stories and multi-sensory fun for families with curious minds – for children ages 2 to 5.

Each session uses crafts, sounds and games to connect to an aspect of our collections.  We often make something you can take home and we always have fun!  Together we read a story to finish off the session. Dads, Mums and Grandparents enjoy joining in with the activities. An adult must stay for the session.

Sessions are held on the first Saturday of each month.

Next session:

  • Curious Kids: Down at the Farm

    Looking at farmyard animals - make your own fluffy sheep and take home your own egg carton chick. 50 minutes of activity, songs and stories. Multi-sensory fun for families with curious minds. Connect to the objects around the museum, delve into the past and have fun learning together. Led by…

Museum Explorers

Museum Explorers are 5-7 year olds and the sessions are an introduction to popular topics such as the Romans and Ancient Egyptians. Take part in fun activities such as role play, art and craft, dressing in costume and exploring our galleries.

4 year olds who have started school (or are being home educated) are welcome too.

Sessions are held on the third Saturday of each month.


Next session:

  • Free event: Make & Take: Hardy’s Landscape in Collage

    A free drop in craft activity on Thursdays during August Visit the Thomas Hardy exhibition and then create a landscape or wildflower picture using tissue paper, felt and other collage materials. The FREE activity will take place in our lecture hall. No booking needed Thursdays in August (except the morning…

Young Curators

Young Curators are 8-13 year olds. Sessions are focussed around our collections and exhibitions, and we look at subjects including archaeology, history, natural history and art. Take part in practical activities such as archaeological recording, experiments, art, and walks to local archaeological sites. There are also opportunities to visit or take part in local archaeological digs taking place.

Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month.


Next session:

  • Young Curator’s Club: Rock Detective

    Investigate and identify rocks and fossils. Find out about Wiltshire’s geology and the prehistoric creatures that lived here. Create plaster cast fossils and take part in other experiments and activities to discover more about rocks and fossils. Our Young Curator’s club (previously Young WANHS) is for 8-13 year olds and…


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