Poole Museum
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Opening times:
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun 12 noon - 4pm
(Closed 24 December (pm only),
25 - 27 December, 1 - 2 Jan 2017)
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Early Learning

Why not book one of our activities targeted at the Early Years Foundation Stage. All of our activities and sessions are about exploration, inspiration and play.

We are happy to take booking from informal parent and child groups and groups of child minders as well as nurseries and pre-schools.



For: up to 30 3-5 year olds.

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: £50 in an early years setting or £30 at the Museum

Go on an adventure with our explorer guide Gertrude to learn about the world through objects from Poole Museum. Involves storytelling and singing. Groups visiting the Museum can choose to follow the mini-explorers trail too.


Museum Music and Mime

For: up to 20 0-5s or up to 30 3-5 year olds

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: £50 in an early years setting or £30 at the Museum

Sing familiar nursery rhymes based around a theme (e.g. colours, weather, animals, food, numbers, transport) and linked to objects in the museum. Learn Singalong signs and move to the songs. 



For: up to 20 3-5 year olds.

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £65 (Museum only)

Set in our interactive pirate ship environment. Find out about Poole's famous pirate 'Arry Paye. Learn ship skills and act out a daring pirate raid to steal a golden cross.


Scaplens Court Open days

For: up to 60 0-5 year olds.

Duration: Up to 2 hours 

Cost: £1 per child (Scaplen's Court only)

Step back in time and spend some time in the amazing location of Scaplen's Court. Scaplen's Court is one of Poole's finest historic buildings complete with a Victorian Kitchen, old fashioned play room, Great hall, secret herb garden and old fashioned school room.

Child-centred history and craft demos are available on Open Days, but this is also a chance for you to use this fantastic resource.

Second Tuesday of each month. Booking required.



For: up to 20 2-5 year olds

Duration: 1 hour.

Cost: £65 (Museum only)

Learn about old toys, play old fashioned games, role-play toy shops in our atmospheric toy room. Led by Museum staff.


Using Museum Objects in Early Years INSET

For: up to 12 staff

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £4 per person or £35 for a group

Find out how you can explore the world through museum collections.


For more information about any of these workshops and activities call or email our Learning Assistant. You can also submit a booking enquiry form.


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