Home Schooling Resources Taster

We'd like to introduce parents of home-schooled children to the resources that Folkestone Museum can provide and to gauge interest in the Museum hosting a monthly home-schooling day.

11.00 Meet the Folkestone Museum team and tea & coffee

11.20 Presentation introducing Folkestone Museum’s collection, education programme, Learn with Objects website and 'Toolbox Loan Boxes'

11.40 Using loans boxes at home: hands-on exploration of a 'Toolbox Loans Box' and tips/hints on how to use a loans box effectively

12.00 Break and tea & coffee

12.20 Mini-lesson; parents play ‘History Detective’ using real & replica artefacts

12.45 Questions and sign-up

13.00 Close

To register your interest please email Alison Moore, Outreach & Audience Development Officer, at Folkestone Museum alison.moore@folkestone-tc.gov.uk


Eanswythe and the Anglo-Saxons

Folkestone Museum and St Mary’s & St Eanswythe’s Church jointly present ‘Eanswythe and the Anglo-Saxons’ on the 11th & 12th September.

This weekend, which we hope to become an annual event, is a celebration of Folkestone’s Anglo-Saxon (410-1066AD) heritage, including its patron Saint St Eanswythe. The event is timed to coincide with St Eanswythe’s feast day, which falls on the 12th September every year. St Eanswythe is one of England’s earliest indigenous saints, a member of the Kentish Royal Dynasty, who helped introduce Christianity into the country by welcoming the Augustinian mission in the 5th Century. Eanswythe herself, born some forty years later was to figure in the establishment of Folkestone’ Anglo-Saxon minster and her remains, exceptionally, have stayed in the church dedicated to her, surviving Henry VIII’s Reformation and the break from the Roman Catholic Church in the 1530s.

Saturday 12th September

This is the focus for the historical aspects of the event, which will take place in both the Museum and St Mary’s & St Eanswythe’s Church. The locations and times are as follows (subject to availability):

11.00 (Church)              Welcome by Father John Walker
From 11.00 (Museum)  Anglo-Saxon storytelling and craft activities
11.15 (Church)              Coffee and cake
11.30 (Church)              Father John Walker – ‘St Eanswythe’s meditation practices’
12.15 (Church)              Craft stalls
Re-enactment by local groups taking place through the day in and around the Museum and Church
15.00 (Museum)           Dr Andrew Richardson - ‘St Eanswythe and Kentish Royal Burials’*
19:00 (Church)              Lunatraktors (click to follow link) ‘broken folk’ concert**

*This is a pay to enter lecture with tickets a £5.00 per person, please go to the Folkestone Museum Billetto webpage (click to follow link)
**The Lunatrakors concert is free but donations will be gratefully accepted

Sunday 12th September – St Eanswythe’s Day

A solemn Eucharist for St Eanswythe Day followed by coffee, wine and cake, given by Father John Walker in St Mary’s & St Eanswythe’s Church at 10.30am

This webpage will be kept up-to-date with any changes to the programme. For any other details please enquire at Folkestone Town Hall, St Mary’s & St Eanswythe’s Church or call 01303 257946.


CSI: Folkestone - Threads of Time

CSI: Folkestone - A British Science Week Special Event - Threads of Time
 
What did Anglo-Saxons wear?
 
As part of British Science Week we’re exploring textiles and costume this coming Saturday as part of our wider week looking at our Anglo-Saxon Skeleton Aefre and Folkestone's patron saint St Eanswythe.
 
You’ll be able to see re-enactors portraying Anglo-Saxon life, the replicated clothes of St Eanswythe, spinning, weaving and dyeing, antler and bone carving with Wulfheodenas and Luta's Linen Chest. You can also take part in activities in the CSI: lab, looking the science behind archaeology.
 
We're also excited to announce Fashion Historian Amber Butchart (from the BBC TV series 'A Stitch in Time') will be talking at 2pm.

Folkestone A.D. 600 – Anglo-Saxon Times

CSI: Folkestone - A British Science Week Special Event
 
As part of British Science Week we’re exploring textiles, jewellery making, wood working and costume as part of our wider week looking at our Anglo-Saxon Skeleton Aefre and Folkestone's patron saint St Eanswythe.
 
You’ll be able to see re-enactors portraying Anglo-Saxon life, the replicated clothes of St Eanswythe, spinning, weaving and dyeing, antler and bone carving with Wulfheodenas and Luta's Linen Chest. You can also take part in activities in the CSI: lab, looking the science behind archaeology.
 
This event is a FREE drop-in event, no booking required. Part of Folkestone Museum British Science Week
 
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.

Roman Frescoes

Drop-in workshop exploring the Anglo-Saxon world through music and movement.
CSI: Laboratory - Ancient pigments & Roman frescoes.
 
This event is a FREE drop-in event, no booking required. Part of Folkestone Museum British Science Week
 
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.

CSI: Laboratory

CSI: Laboratory - Anglo-Saxon woodworking and writing in runes.
 
This event is a FREE drop-in event, no booking required. Part of Folkestone Museum British Science Week.
 
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.

CSI: Folkestone - Our Diverse Heritage

A special talk by Dr Andrew Richardson of Canterbury Archaeological Trust on Anglo-Saxon identity and Folkestone's ancient links with the rest of world. Meanwhile in the CSI: lab learn about Anglo-Saxon Brooches.
 
This event is a FREE drop-in event, no booking required. Part of Folkestone Museum British Science Week
 
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.

CSI: Folkestone - Bodies and Bones

Come and meet osteologists from Canterbury Archaeological Trust talking about bones and burials. Find out about cremations and watch as Roman cremations are excavated in the CSI: lab.
 
This event is a FREE drop-in event, no booking required. Part of Folkestone Museum British Science Week
 
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 Your Own Mini Channel Tunnel

*Update* Due to a water leak the Museum is currently closed. Unfortunately it looks like we may not be able to hold these events over the half term, we will keep you up to date on any progress made to get the Museum open again! 14/11/2019

Hands-on science experiments, storytelling and art activities

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel with exciting hands-on science storytelling and art activities for all the family. Activities include Create your own mini channel tunnel, chalk drilling experiments, Who's Digging that Big Hole? multi-sensory storytelling, and the Marcus The Mole gallery trail. Plus, the opportunity to explore the Eurotunnel 25 Years On exhibition.

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) activities and experiments created by Folkestone Museum in partnership with Eurotunnel. Free drop-in activities for children age 2 to adult. 

Times for individual events will be published soon. 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.