The Skeleton Crew - Human Skeleton Workshop

If you find the funny bone ‘humerus’, join-t us at Folkestone Museum and become ‘Sherlock Bones’ on Saturday 11 Jan. You can make a moving skeleton, learn about the basics of osteological analysis and find out about our Anglo-Saxon skeleton, make no bones about it the sessions will be full of fun and facts from our very own ‘skeleton crew’.

The workshops are FREE drop-in events for all the family, no booking required.  Donations are gratefully received with a suggested donation of £2 or more per visit. There are three colourful donation boxes around the Museum for you to use.

For more information on this or other events please email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk or call 01303 257946.


Butterfly Cushion Crafting

Kick off the School holidays with some last minute free Christmas crafting fun at Folkestone Museum.
Suitable for ages 5+. Children can take home their Christmas themed butterfly cushion.
These crafting sessions are FREE drop-in events, no booking required. For more information on these or other events please email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk or call 01303 257946.


Gift Tag Crafting

Kick off the School holidays with some last minute free Christmas crafting fun at Folkestone Museum.
Suitable for all ages. Children can take home any gift tags they make. Christmas Crafting sessions are FREE drop-in events, no booking required. For more information on these or other events please email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk or call 01303 257946


Stand Together - East Cliff Creatives

Join East Cliff Creatives at Folkestone Museum for 'Stand Together', a community creative project to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. They are looking for 550 volunteers to stand against intolerance, hatred and Genocide. Your chance to take part will be on 4th & 11th January at the Museum, where you can listen to a short talk then have your photograph taken. Each image will be included in a specially designed 2-meter Holocaust Memorial Day Purple Flame Logo which will be on display to the public at 64 The Old High Street, Folkestone in the last two weeks of January. For more information and to register please visit www.eastcliffcreatives.com/stand-together


Christmas through the Ages

Drop into Folkestone Museum and discover how Christmas was celebrated in years gone by, inspired by some incredible Christmas artefacts and stories.

Meet the Victorian fishwife and take part in her preparations for the Rumbold Feast (traditionally paid for by the sale of the season’s largest whitings) as you help stir the Christmas pudding and make paper-chain decorations.

Hear what a WW2 Folkestone Christmas was like, and how the festival was celebrated in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, by chatting to some of the town’s more-established residents and seeing the kind of toys you might have received as presents.

Discover the fascinating Story of a Christmas Pudding in a series of 19th century pen and ink illustrations; a fine collection of original Victorian Christmas cards; and a 1963 Christmas Showtime concert poster featuring Kathy Kirby, Karl Denver, The Caravelles and The Whirlwinds (Kent’s cross-channel rockers).

Take on family and friends in our History of Christmas Quiz, and make one of Tom Smith’s Victorian crackers to help your Christmas go with a bang!

Christmas through the Ages is a free drop-in event, suitable for children age 2+ and adults. For further information please call Folkestone Museum on 01303 257 946 , visit www.folkestonemuseum.co.uk or email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk .


Framing the Famous

Photographer Terry Smith is in conversation with writer Diana Crampton. Terry Smith's career as a press photographer peaked in the 1980s when freelancing for several major U.S. publications - including Time and the New York Times.

This talk will be illustrated with 70 exclusive photographs of a wide range of luminaries of the period.

Tickets £4 (£3 for Friends). Includes refreshments. Pay at the door.  Please reserve a place in advance, email: friendsfolkmuseum@gmail.com


Samphire Hoe Stories - A talk by Steve Walker

Steve Walker of the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership will be telling some of the stories - funny and dramatic- that have happened over the years since Samphire Hoe was created.

Tickets £4 (£3 for Friends). Includes refreshments. Optional raffle £1 and a winners prize. Pay at the door or to reserve and hold a place in advance, email: friendsfolkmuseum@gmail.com


Autumn Crafting

With Autumn here we’re holding a nature themed crafting session for parents and children. Using a range of arts supplies you can create your own colourful leaves and animals!

All materials will be provided. The workshop is for all ages and is a FREE drop-in event, no booking required. Places are on a first come first served basis.

Donations are gratefully received with a suggested donation of £2 or more per visit. There are three colourful donation boxes around the Museum for you to use.


PREHISTORIC - So you live in Iron Age Folkestone? (KS1)

Timings: The sessions last for approximately 1 hour and are available throughout the school day.

Find out how life was lived in the Iron Age settlement on East Wear Bay, Folkestone! What were the roles of women and warriors? What did children do in the Iron Age?  What were the houses like? This workshop explores life in the Iron Age through the archaeological evidence of dress, domestic life and burial practice.

National curriculum requirements: Local history; Stone Age to Iron Age; events beyond living memory

Activities: Guess the object; dress up as an Iron Age woman/warrior; make a roundhouse

Pre-visit needs: Class to devise a timeline for Stone Age to Iron Age.

Please contact alison.moore@folkestone-tc.gov.uk for further information and booking.

 


Create a Story

To celebrate the Creative Folkestone Book Festival, Folkestone Museum is holding ‘Create a Story’ sessions for children.  Write a short story or create a comic strip based on a ‘futuristic’ theme which must include at least one artefact from the museum within the story!

The winner and runners-up will be picked by a local children’s author and receive a Waterstone’s voucher.

All materials provided – just bring your imagination!

Age 5+.  There are two sessions over the day.  The sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

This activity is a FREE drop-in event for all the family, no booking required. Donations are gratefully received with a suggested donation of £2 or more per visit. There are three colourful donation boxes around the Museum for you to use.