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


Online: Diwali Festival Light Decorations

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Happy Diwali! Folkestone Museum is proud to celebrate the Diwali Festival and invites you and your family to join us in making festival lights in our online tutorial on Facebook. 

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and symbolises the spiritual ‘Victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance’. The festival also gives people hope and positivity by sharing messages of love and happiness with friends and family. We’d love to see how your craft has turned out please post pictures on the video thread and any Diwali messages you would like to send out!


Online Crafting - Stained Glass Leaves

Autumn has arrived at Folkestone Museum. Join us online on Saturday 3rd October where we will be making some stained glass leaves. You can stick them onto a window, door or stand in front of battery tea lights to make them glow.

The online crafting session will be going live at 12pm, Saturday 3rd October 2020 and you can purchase packs with crafting materials used in the video from the Museum for £1. We’d love to see how your craft has turned out so please post online and tag Folkestone Museum so that we can share it!

For more information please email museum@folkestone-tc.gov.uk