Schools

Our Workshops

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.

Elmer the Elephant

Elmer and Friends Workshops

Available from 13th October 2021 until 9th January 2022

 

Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils take part in our immersive and interactive workshops inspired by the works of David McKee. Themes of compassion, sharing, inclusivity are all explored during these fun workshops. Based in the Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee Special Exhibition and our John White’s Learning Centre at Dorset Museum children will have fun exploring and discovering Elmer’s colourful world!

How To Book

For booking your visit and lunch space or an unguided visit.
Call: 01305 262735

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Workshops

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

Contact us

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

Contact us

Workshops

Key Stage 3 – Coming Soon!

More information about this workshop will be available soon.

Available Soon

Call: 01305 262735
Enquiries

Workshops

16 Plus – Coming Soon!

A choice of in-depth workshops that introduces pupils to specialists in their chosen subject – with a focus on Dorset.

Available Soon

Call: 01305 262735
Enquiries

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.