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Learning at Poole Museum

 

Learning is a key priority at Poole Museum and is threaded through our displays and exhibitions which tell the stories of Poole. The Poole History Centre is available to all for research and study and we run a programme of family learning activities. We also have a full programme of workshops and facilities for schools. Our dedicated learning team will be pleased to advise you on:

  • Workshops

  • Planning

  • Loan boxes

Scaplen's Court Victorian Life
 

 Workshops

We offer a variety of museum (2 and 4-hour) and classroom based (1 hour) workshops.

Two hour

Toys in time

Key Stage 1

 

Pirates

Key Stage 1

 

Homes Long ago

Key Stage 1

 

Tudor Trading

Key Stage 2

 

Victorian Life

Key Stage 2

 

World War II Experience

Key Stage 2

Four Hour

Victorian Life

Key Stage 1/2

 

Settlers and Invaders

Key Stage 2

 

World War II Experience

Key Stage 2

Classroom

Victorian Life

Key Stage 2

 

Evidence in Action

Key Stage 2

 

Tudor Rich and Tudor Poor

Key Stage 2

 

Playgrounds of the past

Key Stage 1

 

Seaside

Key Stage 1

 

Playground Safari

Key Stage 1

For more information, contact the Learning Team on (01202) 262628/(01202) 262623 museumlearning@poole.gov.uk

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Planning a Learning Visit

School groups are welcome to visit the Museum for self-guided visits during our opening hours. There are no charges for self-guided visits but please let us know if you're coming so we can avoid clashes. If you book with a term's notice we can also arrange a tour for your group.

You are welcome to book our Learning Suite as a base for your visit. School groups can hire the space for £50.00 per half-day session (free to Poole Schools). Please email us if you would like to take advantage of this service.

Our shop is well stocked with plenty of pocket money items. We can also supply 'museum goody bags' for school groups. We have general museum visit bags and bags tailored towards our workshops. If you would like order goody bags for your school please mention this when booking.

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Loan Boxes

Get in touch with the past with our loan boxes. We have over 20 boxes of artefacts themed around different topics. Most of the artefacts are real and some are thousands of years old. The boxes have been designed for schools with the National Curriculum in mind, many of them come with teacher's notes and are available to borrow for up to half a term. Other groups are also welcome to borrow the boxes.

The hire fee is £25 for Poole schools and £30 for non-Poole schools and other organisations.

Please email us if you would like to book a box. They cover:

  • 1930s/1940s/1950s
  • Communications
  • Egypt
  • Evidence in Action
  • Fossils, shells and coral
  • Gentlemen's
  • Lighting
  • Local Studies
  • Machines
  • Medieval
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Seaside
  • Shells
  • Toys
  • Victorian domestic
  • Victorian school
  • World War II

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Contact us

Poole Museum
4 High Street
Poole
BH15 1BW

01202 262600

museums@poole.gov.uk

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