Make It! Year of the Tiger

Make It! We're celebrating the Chinese New Year, which this year is the Year of the Tiger!

Join us and make a lantern and a tiger face mask or try your hand at the Chinese art of paper-cutting.

Craft activities are suitable for 4-11 year old's, younger visitors can also take part but they will need help.

There are two sessions, 11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, held in the Museum's learning space on the lower ground floor. The workshops are free (modest donation for materials welcome) and no booking is necessary, but we may restrict numbers, if busy, for everyone's comfort and safety.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.


Roman Canterbury: an update (online talk)

Professor Paul Bennett OBE has recently retired as Director of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust and is a visiting Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University's Centre for Kent History and Heritage.

In this talk, he will present a review and update of Roman Canterbury including excavations that have produced evidence for cemeteries from the second to early fifth century. Readers may recall Paul's part in the re-excavation of Folkestone Roman Villa as part of the 'A Town Unearthed' project which ran in the mid-2010s.

This online talk is presented by our supporter's, the Friends of Folkestone Museum [FoFM]. The talk is free (donations to FoFM gratefully received) but is limited to 100 participants due to ZOOM limits, the talk will stream live at 2pm on Saturday 29th January 2022. To reserve your place and get the ZOOM link please email the Friends at friendsfolkmuseum@gmail.com


Make It! Wartime Christmas

Make It! Christmas like it was in the 1940s - make do & mend toys and games.

Craft activities are suitable for 4-11 year old's, younger visitors can also take part but they will need help.

There are two sessions, 11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, no booking is necessary but we may restrict numbers, if busy, for everyone's comfort and safety*.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.

*While Government guidance does not currently require compulsory mask wearing (except for those exempt) in museums we encourage all visitors to do so; remember - 'Hands, Face, Space'...


Make It! Victorian Theatre (part 2)

Make It! We're heading into Christmas with some seasonal themes, we're continuing with theatre 'Oh yes we are!'. This week its Mini Marionette Puppets.

Craft activities are suitable for 4-11 year old's, younger visitors can also take part but they will need help.

There are two sessions, 11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, no booking is necessary but we may restrict numbers, if busy, for everyone's comfort and safety*.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.

*While Government guidance does not currently require compulsory mask wearing (except for those exempt) in museums we encourage all visitors to do so; remember - 'Hands, Face, Space'...


Make It! Victorian Theatre (Part 1)

Make It! We're heading into Christmas with some seasonal themes, we're starting with theatre 'Oh yes we are!'. This week its Victorian cardboard mini-theaters and masquerade masks.

Craft activities are suitable for 4-11 year old's, younger visitors can also take part but will need help.

There are two sessions, 11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, no booking is necessary but we may restrict numbers, if busy, for everyone's comfort and safety*.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.

*While Government guidance does not currently require compulsory mask wearing (except for those exempt) in museums we encourage all visitors to do so; remember - 'Hands, Face, Space'...


Make It! Halloween

Time for a fright whether you're a witch or a wizard!

We'll be making trick or treat baskets and mini-monsters all day, warts and all!

Craft activities are suitable for 4-11 yearold's, younger visitors can also take part but they may need a little help.

There are two sessions, 11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm on both Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October, no booking is necessary but we may restrict numbers, if busy, for everyone's comfort and safety.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.


Fossil Roadshow

Dinosaur eggs - its no yolk!

Local fossil expert Steve Friedrich will be joining us during half-term with his amazing fossils.

If you've a budding young paleontologist in the house Folkestone Museum is the place to head to on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October.

No booking is necessary although if it gets uncomfortably busy we may limit numbers so that everyone feels safe.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.


Fossil Roadshow

Dinosaur eggs - its no yolk!

Local fossil expert Steve Friedrich will be joining us during half-term with his amazing fossils.

If you've a budding young paleontologist in the house Folkestone Museum is the place to head to on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October.

No booking is necessary although if it gets uncomfortably busy we may limit numbers so that everyone feels safe.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.


Make It! Remembrance

Felt poppy making in memory of those lost in conflict...

Craft activities are suitable for 4-11 year olds, younger visitors can also take part but they may need a little help.

There are two sessions, 11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, no booking is necessary but we may restrict numbers, if busy, for everyone's comfort and safety.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.


Make It! Halloween

Time for a fright whether you're a witch or a wizard!

We'll be making trick or treat baskets and mini-monsters all day, warts and all!

Craft activities are suitable for 4-11 yearold's, younger visitors can also take part but they may need a little help.

There are two sessions, 11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm on both Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October, no booking is necessary but we may restrict numbers, if busy, for everyone's comfort and safety.

For further details email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk, ask at the Town Hall Information Desk or call 01303 257946 during normal office hours.