Our Schools Programme

Our Workshops

Our schools programme will captive and inspire young minds through exploration, discovery and wonder. Come face to face with the creatures of the Jurassic Coast and uncover the archaeology of ancient Dorset. Discover the tales of Thomas Hardy and be inspired by the creativity of Dorset’s artists.

A fascinating and interactive way for school groups to explore our unique collections, led by our experienced, creative Learning Team. Workshops are tailored to key stages, and there are fun add-on activities to make the most of your visit.

Are you planning a school visit? Choose between engaging, interactive workshops led by our experienced museum staff and volunteers or self-led visits to explore at your own pace.

 

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Early Years and Key Stage 1

Our hands-on, fun workshops for Early Years and Key Stage 1 offer children plenty of opportunities to discover, explore and wonder.

The Museum Learning team bring fascinating objects and stories to life, helping children learn about the world around them. Storytelling and song make the experience truly memorable.

Have lunch in the John White Learning Space, explore the galleries, then bring your morning workshop to life by adding one of our afternoon activities.

How To Book

For booking your visit and lunch space or an unguided visit.
Call: 01305 262735
Email: [email protected]

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Workshops

Key Stage 2

A choice of hands-on workshops aimed at Key Stage 2 that put object handling, enquiry-based learning and creativity at the heart of pupils’ learning and exploration.

Take part in an archaeological investigation, excavate real and replica objects and explore the Museum’s collection in a fun and engaging way. Have lunch in the John White Learning Space, explore the galleries, then bring your morning workshop to life by adding one of our afternoon activities based on ancient crafts.

How to book

For booking your visit and lunch space or an unguided visit.
Call: 01305 262735
Email: [email protected]

Contact us

Workshops

Accessibility

Special Educational Needs

All our galleries and exhibitions have been designed with accessibility in mind.

If you have specific needs, please tell the Learning Team when you book and we will do our best to support your visit.

TASTE Café

Open daily 9.00am - 4.30pm | Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cafe

Lunch?

Have lunch in the TASTE Café at Dorset Museum, Victorian Hall, or Courtyard after your workshop.

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Dorset Museum Toys

Gifts and Souvenirs

Remember your visit with a little something from our wonderful selection of pocket money goodies for all ages.