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: “Digging it”

    Linked to the Festival of Archaeology - make your own ancient pot, create your own cave painting and excavate in our dig pit.. 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…

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:

  • Museum Explorer’s Club: Kings and Queens

    With the Platinum Jubilee next month, we will look at some of the jubilees that have taken place through objects and documents from our more recent history collection. Investigate unusual artefacts from Queen Victoria’s reign and from the 1950's when Elizabeth II became queen. You will have the chance to…

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: Thomas Hardy’s Wessex

    We will visit this interactive exhibition with an ‘I spy’ style trail to find out more about the Wessex landscape that is a key part of Hardy’s books. Use the information and ideas you have found to create a textured collage using acrylic paints and collage materials (acrylic paints stain…


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