Summer Holidays – Collectors & Curiosities

Follow in the footsteps of the first collectors!

The idea of museums and collections really starts 400 years ago when keen collectors put together cabinets of curiosity – a cabinet, sometimes a whole room or even hall, full of strange and wonderful things. This week we’ll be making our owns cabinets for our younger visitors to put their treasured things in. We’ll also be making things to put in them – ancient clay tablets with special messages, fossil footprints and local artist Catherine Farr will be using feathers and leaves to make prints (collagraphs) on Thursday 3rd August.

Please note that last entry to the activity is 30 minutes before the session ends; 12.15pm and 3.00pm respectively.

Please note there will be no activities on Saturday 5th August

Activities run downstairs in our learning space (11am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm) and are suitable for ages 4-11, but if you’re older or younger you’ll still be more than welcome.

No booking is necessary, although if it gets a little busy we may have limits numbers for everyone’s comfort and safety, a voluntary donation towards materials would be gratefully received.

For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

August 2 @ 11:00
11:00 — 15:30 (4h 30′)