MakeIt! Half Term - Rock Pools

We're rocking the seashore with our half term holiday rock pool inspired children's activities!

  • Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May - turn a paper plate into your own crafted rock pool
  • Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May - BIG window takeover*

*Giant rock pools in the Town Hall window with local artist Catherine Farr. Join Catherine and help create a crafted rock pool to dress the Town Hall windows looking out onto Sandgate Road and Guildhall Street (learn more about Catherine by clicking HERE)

These activities will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00-2.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

 

 

 

 


MakeIt! Easter Holidays - Myths & Legends

We're heading through the mists of time for the Easter holidays to explore myth & legend!

  • Tuesday 2nd April - Iron Age horse brooches
  • Wednesday 3rd April - Jupiter and the bee
  • Thursday 4th April - dragons eggs
  • Friday 5th April - Dream time - Aboriginal art with local artist Catherine Farr (learn more about Catherine by clicking HERE)

These activities will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00-2.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

 

 

 

 


MakeIt! What's the TIME?

How do we use the sun to tell the time, a children's workshop for British Science Week!

This year's British Science Week theme is time and we'll be making sundials; to find out more about British Science Week click on the logo below.

This activity will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00-2.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

 

 

 

 


POSTPONED MakeIt! Geology Rocks!

Delve deep into the Earth and find out what makes it spin!

One of our occasional series of craft led children's drop in workshops exploring geoscience and our regional geological heritage, linking into the Cross-Channel Geopark, which we're a geosite of.

If you want to know more about the  project to make a UNESCO Cross-Channel Geopark, which is a partnership between Kent Downs National Landscape (England) and the Caps et Marais d’Opale Regional Nature Park (France), CLICK HERE.

This activity will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00-2.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

 

 

 

 


School Holidays - Spring into Spring! Leaf Prints & Pendants

Its half-term and we're getting ready for warmer days when nature springs back to life!

You can tell a tree by its leaves, oak, sycamore, hazel, they all have their own shapes, and today they'll be inspiring us to make clay prints from them and make pendants too.

This activity will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

 

 


School Holidays - Spring into Spring! Woodland Animals Collage

Its half-term and we're getting ready for warmer days when nature springs back to life!

We're off to the woods to find out what wonderful animals live there and make a collage of them.

This activity will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

 

 


School Holidays - Spring into Spring! Spring Agamographs

Its half-term and we're getting ready for warmer days when nature springs back to life!

Do you know what an agamograph is? Its a way of making one picture appear like two, and we'll be making a spring version of what you can see below...

This activity will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

summer agamograph

 

 


School Holidays - Spring into Spring! Bug & Bee Crowns

Its half-term and we're getting ready for warmer days when nature springs back to life!

Today we'll be making our younger visitors insect royalty with our bug & bee crown make and take activity.

This activity will run in our Education Room on the lower ground floor 10.30am - 12.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £1.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

 

 

 


MakeIt! Christmas Lanterns

We're getting ready for the big Christmas light switch on!

Join us during the morning and get ready for Folkestone's Christmas light switch on, which is later in the day, by making a very festive lantern!

This activity will run in the displays on our lower ground floor from 10.30am to 12.30pm - please note that there isn't an afternoon session. The workshop is suitable for ages 4-11, but if you're older or younger you'll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have to limit numbers for everyone's comfort and safety. Please note that due to preparations for the Christmas light switch you may have to use the cinema front door or the Museum's rear entrance in Market Place.

Activities are FREE with but a donation (suggested £2.00 per child) towards workshop materials is appreciated.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

For more details of the big switch on and times of performances CLICK HERE.

 

 


Dinosaur Detectives - The Search for Britain's Last Dinosaurs

A talk by Steve Friedrich on a very special part of Folkestone's fossil heritage...

Back in September 2017, Steve made a major discovery which has helped re-write the story of our past, and confirmed an earlier theory regarding dinosaurs in Britain.  Meet the co-discoverer of Britain's last Dinosaurs, and join him on a detective trail discovering how the last dinosaurs to live in Britain were "Tracked Down".

This talk will be accompanied by special access to Steve's own fossils as well as those donated to the Museum by him.

 

Booking

The talk is £5.00 per person, as with all our talks, they tend to fill up quickly. For further details  CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall to buy your ticket and reserve a seat. If you are a subscriber to the Museum e-newsletter don't forget to quote the discount code at the till!

Refreshments will be available after the talk, donations appreciated

a fossil footprint preserved in a stone boulder
Steve Friedrich's 2017 discovery, now part of the Museum collections