Christmas Crafting

Folkestone Museum is kicking off the festive season with something for all the family. Join in our Christmas crafting fun and make a decoration or a gift for family or friend.

 

The crafting activities 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.


Christmas Crafting

Folkestone Museum is kicking off the festive season with something for all the family. Join in our Christmas crafting fun and make a decoration or a gift for family or friend.

 

The crafting activities 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.


A Very Victorian Christmas!

Experience a Victorian Christmas at Folkestone Museum. Discover how traditions started, see and handle Victorian items and learn how to make your very own Christmas cornucopia.
 
Spaces are limited and booking is required, booking is only available online. Suitable for children aged 7+, prices are £5 per session per child. Sessions are 10.00-11.00 or 11.00-12.00. Adults do not need to book a space and are not required to remain.
To book please click here

A Very Victorian Christmas!

Experience a Victorian Christmas at Folkestone Museum. Discover how traditions started, see and handle Victorian items and learn how to make your very own Christmas cornucopia.
 
Spaces are limited and booking is required, booking is only available online. Suitable for children aged 7+, prices are £5 per session per child. Sessions are 10.00-11.00 or 11.00-12.00. Adults do not need to book a space and are not required to remain.
To book please click here

A Very Victorian Christmas!

Experience a Victorian Christmas at Folkestone Museum. Discover how traditions started, see and handle Victorian items and learn how to make your very own Christmas cornucopia.
 
Spaces are limited and booking is required, booking is only available online. Suitable for children aged 7+, prices are £5 per session per child. Sessions are 10.00-11.00 or 11.00-12.00. Adults do not need to book a space and are not required to remain.
To book please click here

CANCELLED - Talk: 'What is Black History? Notes from a Contemporary Black Scholar'

'What is Black History? Notes from a Contemporary Black Scholar', is a discussion about the contemporary understanding of Black History from an academic perspective by Dave Thomas.

Dave is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Kent. His research is concerned with Black students’ interests, perceptions of the value that they place on their educational experiences, perceptions of their sense of belonging and the impact of the 'whiteness' of the curriculum on their engagement and overall attainment within the UK Higher Education milieu.

This talk is a free event, all donations are welcome and gratefully received a donation of £3 is suggested


Poppy Crafting

Folkestone Museum invites you and your family to join us in making poppies, learn about their significance and how they became a symbol of remembrance. You can take your personalised poppy home or be part of the Dedication of the Garden of Remembrance on Sunday 4 November 2018 at 14.00, where you can lay your poppy, honouring veterans past and present.

All activities 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.

 


Voluntary Aid Detachment are recruiting from Folkestone Museum!

Come along and take part in our WWI living history display. Learn how to bandage the wounded and make beds in a wartime medical station. Step back in time to 1918 and do your bit to support the troops!

All activities 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.

 

 


Talk: 'The life and legacy of Walter Tull, 1888-1918: reluctant hero?’

A talk by Phil Vasili

Author and biographer Phil Vasili will be at Folkestone Museum on Saturday 24th November to discuss the key episodes in Walter Tull's life; why his achievements were forgotten for so long and the competing narratives attempting to define his legacy. 

Phil Vasili has recently published an updated version of his book: ‘Walter Tull 1888-1918, Footballer and Officer’. Vasili has worked with the descendants of the Tull family to explore Tull's life in depth and has been championing this unsung hero for many years, long before many people had even heard about his existence.

Walter Tull was born in Folkestone in 1888 and went on to become one of the first black professional football players with Spurs, Northampton Town and Rangers. He overcame prejudice to become the first black officer to lead white men in battle in WWI but was tragically killed in enemy action in Favreuil in the Pas-de-Calais 100 years ago on 25th March, 1918. His early years were spent very happily in Folkestone before the death of his parents foreshadowed his being sent to a Children’s Home in Bethnal Green at the age of 9.

Spaces are limited. To book please click here 

Tickets £5


Walter Tull: His Life and Legacy

Folkestone Museum is delighted to present an exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Walter Tull. Born in Folkestone in 1888 to a British mother and Bajan father, Walter was one of the first black outfield footballers to play at the highest level, for Tottenham Hotspur, Northampton Town and Clapton.

To coincide with Armistice centenary commemorations in November and Black History Month in October 2018, 100 years after Walter’s death, Folkestone Museum will bring Walter’s story to a new generation.

This exhibition has been made possible by the generous loan of archival material from the Finlayson Family Archive, Action for Children (The Children’s Home and Orphanage), the National Army Museum, and Tottenham Hotspur, and with the kind assistance of Walter Tull’s biographer, Phil Vasili.