Little Artist Workshops 13.30-15.30

Join us for a day of creative family sessions where will be making our very own Mini-Beasties. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection of insect bugs and butterflies you will be able to make your very own beastie to take home with you. Create your own insects, bugs and butterflies from clay and found objects or use water techniques and draw from observation to create beautiful insect drawings.

These workshops are for ages 3+ and are FREE drop-in events, 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.


Little Artist Workshops 10.30-12.30

Join us for a day of creative family sessions where will be making our very own Mini-Beasties. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection of insect bugs and butterflies you will be able to make your very own beastie to take home with you. Create your own insects, bugs and butterflies from clay and found objects or use water techniques and draw from observation to create beautiful insect drawings.

These workshops are for ages 3+ and are FREE drop-in events, 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.

 


The History and Possible Futures of Folkestone Gas Works

Presented by Pioneering Places East Kent: Folkestone, the full exhibition is displayed across three sites in Folkestone and explores the history and possible futures of the Ship Street Gasworks. At Folkestone Museum they tell the story of Foord, from rural village to the railway and industrialisation, with much of the content contributed by local residents.

Pioneering Places East Kent is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities.

The other sites include Sunflower House and Urban Room. For more information please click here


Talk: Apples and Poppies: Revisiting the End of World War I

A talk by Christopher Houghton Budd

Economic and monetary historian and local resident, Christopher has published several books on banking and economic affairs. His talk will consider the significance of World War I in terms of its impact on the youth at that time and for generations to come, especially as this affects Folkestone.

Tickets are £4 payable on the day.


Fossil Roadshow

Discover more about the fascinating fossils on our doorstep. Bring your own fossils in to be identified by the experts and chat about recent dinosaur finds in Folkestone.

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.


Talk: Learning about Refugees: The School Bus Project

Jon O’Connor will talk about ‘The School Bus Project’, set up in 2015 by educators and other community members to ensure everyone has access to learning. Focussing on refugee learning provision, the School Bus Project has provided mobile learning to the migrants in Calais, where volunteer teachers have provided hundreds of people with fun and practical lessons.

Tickets £4 (£3 for Friends), payable on the door, Including refreshments. You can reserve your place in advance by emailing friendsfolkmuseum@gmail.com or contact Folkestone Museum for details.


Talk: The Folkestone Pulpit - A Brief History of Folkestone’s Churches existing in 1875

Author Vincent Williams will talk about all the churches in his fully illustrated, limited-edition book, including articles from 1875 that chronicle the history of all the churches in Folkestone at the time.

This is a Friends of Folkestone Museum event. Tickets are £4 (£3 for Friends). You can pay at the door or reserve a place in advance by emailing friendsfolkmuseum@gmail.com


Shane Record – Live Painting Demonstration

Artist Shane Record will be staging a fantastic live painting demonstration here at Folkestone Museum during the Easter Holidays.

Come and watch as Shane makes a painting come to life on the 17th April 2019 from 10.30, where he will be using household emulsion to paint an 8 ft Folkestone scene.

 

 


Easter Trail

Can you follow the special Easter Trail around the museum to be in with a chance to win a special chocolate egg?

The trail is on throughout the school holidays, during museum opening times. The trail is a free family event, donations are gratefully received with a suggested donation of £2 per person or more per visit. There are three colourful donation boxes around the Museum for you to use.

Please note the museum will be closed Fri 19th & Sat 20th April 2019.

 


Springtime Spoons

Create your own springtime story by making your very own wooden spoon puppets. Wooden spoons and other materials are provided. Children can take home any decorations they make.

This workshop is suitable for ages 5+. Prices are £2 per child per session, payable on the day.