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Music and Mime - Every Friday (term time only)

Date
24/02/2017 10:30 - 11:30
Description

A fun music and signing group for babies and toddlers at Poole Museum.Sing nursery rhymes, make music and learn simple signs for everyday communication. Suitable for babies and toddlers (0-3 years old)

Every Friday (term time only)  

Update: unfortunately Music and Mime will not be running on 12th May

Booking is not essential, but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. FREE

Call Poole Museum on 01202 262600 or email museums@poole.gov.uk for more information.

Exhibition: Books for Boys

Date
11/02/2017 - 23/04/2017
Description

Books for Boys: Heroism, Empire and Adventure at the Dawn of the First World War

Saturday 11 February – Sunday 23 April 2017

FREE ENTRY 

Books for Boys explores the cultural landscape in the decades leading up to the conflict and in particular, the influences on the young men who so readily volunteered in 1914. 

The exhibition celebrates a Golden Age of books for children and many of the authors whose work is displayed remain popular today. The late Victorian and Edwardian era introduced readers to classics such as The Jungle Book, as well as new genres, such as the spy novel. 

Wardour Hoard from Salisbury Museum

Date
03/03/2017 - 10/05/2017
Description
on display at Poole Museum 3 March - 10 May 2017

Easter Chick Trail

Date
08/04/2017 10:00 - 23/04/2017 17:00
Description

This Easter we are inviting young Museum visitors to search high and low for chicks hiding in the Museum cases throughout the galleries. A chocolate treat awaits every child who completes the trail.

Free

Archaeological Touch Tour (11am, 12 noon, 1pm) and handling at 2pm

Date
15/04/2017 11:00 - 15:00
Description

Come to Poole Museum and take part in an exciting archaeological touch tour. Learn about the archaeology of the local area through real objects from the Museum collection.

Time: Tours will run at 11 am, noon and 1pm

Cost: £2.50 per person.

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archaeology-touch-tour-tickets-33332432202?aff=es2

Please note: Tours may be cancelled if take-up is too low.

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Also, at 2pm children can take part in a free handling session and story in the family area. Limited spaces available, booking essential

Time: 2pm

Cost: Free

Talk with David Warhurst - Poole Air Raids

Date
19/04/2017 19:30 - 21:00
Description

Poole Museum Society Annual General Meeting and Talk with David Warhurst - Poole Air Raids: based on a contemporary scrapbook compiled by the local Civil Defence Controller in the dark days of World War II. 

To be followed by a bring-and-share buffet. 

Members Free, Non-Members £2

For more information visit: http://poolemuseumsociety.wordpress.com

Dark Age Dwelling Celebration - postponed

Date
01/05/2017 11:00 - 13:00
Description

Due to damage to the structure of the building this event will be rescheduled. We will keep you posted regarding a new date.

 

Tibetan Teapot from Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

Date
11/05/2017 - 03/08/2017
Description
On display at Poole Museum 11 May - 3 August 2017

Coach trip to Forde Abbey organised by Poole Museum Society

Date
19/05/2017
Description

Founded by Cistercian monks in 1140, Forde became one of the richest monasteries in the country. Visit the monastic rooms and admire the unique collect of Mortlake tapestries. The house is surrounded by award winning gardens with a cascade of lakes and the Centenary fountain, the highest powered fountain in England.

Cost: Adults £28 / Under 16s £10.

Book your place at a meeting or contact Gill Davies on 01202 625340.

Find out about your find

Date
23/05/2017 10:30 - 13:00
Description

Have you got a mystery object that you've dug up in your garden or found while out for a Sunday walk? If so, bring them along to our free drop-in session at Poole Museum and get your questions answered by a specialist. Claire Pinder and Ciorstaidh Trevarthen, from Dorset County Council's Historic Environment Team, will be here to identify your archaeological finds and help to solve the mystery!

Free

Sea Music Lecture 1: ‘Anthony Caro: Britain’s Public Sculptor’

Date
26/05/2017 14:30 - 15:30
Description

This concise illustrated introduction to Caro’s career will set ‘Sea Music’ in context, as a heroic yet intimate public sculpture by Britain’s greatest sculptor since Henry Moore
A lecture by Julius Bryant of The V&A Museum.


Venue: Lecture Theatre UH001 at the Arts University Bournemouth - open to all (booking essential)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sea-music-lecture-1-anthony-caro-britains-public-sculptor-tickets-33562224517


Caro expert Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word & Image at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, has interviewed Caro and written and spoken about his work extensively. He is the author of ‘Anthony Caro: A Life in Sculpture’, ‘Anthony Caro: Figurative and Narrative Sculpture, co-author of ‘Caro: Close Up’ and co-editor of  ‘Anthony Caro’. Julius Bryant will speak about the work of Caro with an opportunity for question afterwards.

Dragons and Dreaming (Spotlight Loan Activity) 11am, 12 noon and 1pm

Date
31/05/2017 11:00 - 13:45
Description

To celebrate the display of the Tibetan tea set from the Russell Cotes Museum we will be offering families the chance to come and hear some traditional Buddhist stories, followed by some mindful meditation.  

There will also be an opportunity to buy a pack of materials to make your own magical lantern to take away.

Sessions will last 45 minutes and take place at 11 am, 12 noon and 1pm

Resource packs cost £1 each

Spaces are limited. Booking essential

Poole Tiles & Terracotta Walk: a tour of architectural ceramic highlights with Jo Amey

Date
04/06/2017 14:00 - 16:00
Description

Meet at Poole Museum. The walk lasts about 2 hours with a midway break for refreshments.

Cost: £3 per head.

Numbers are limited so please book your place at a meeting or contact Jenny Oliver on 01202 676462 or j.oliver48@btinternet.com

This event is organised by Poole Museum Society

Poole Museum Society Summer Party

Date
21/06/2017 19:00 - 21:00
Description
Summer Party and entertainment at Scaplen’s Court. 

A buffet will be provided. 

Members free, Non-Members £5  

For more information visit: http://poolemuseumsociety.wordpress.com

Sea Music Lecture 2: The Conservation of Sea Music & Decay Mechanisms in Public Sculpture

Date
30/06/2017 14:00 - 15:30
Description

A Lecture by conservation expert Jane Foley & Brian Hall of Hall Conservation.
The Sea Music Celebration Lectures are part of a series of free special events, celebrating the conservation of the 25 year old Sea Music sculpture by Anthony Caro on Poole Quay.


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sea-music-lecture-2-the-conservation-of-sea-music-decay-mechanisms-in-public-sculpture-tickets-33562323814

Jane Foley specialist in the conservation of monuments and sculpture will speak about 'Decay mechanisms in public sculpture to include those of painted steel or copper’ and then discuss the conservation of Sea Music with Brian Hall, head of our appointed conservators Hall Conservation. There will be time at the end for questions and discussion.

Find out about your find

Date
26/09/2017 10:30 - 13:00
Description

Have you got a mystery object that you've dug up in your garden or found while out for a Sunday walk? If so, bring them along to our free drop-in session at Poole Museum and get your questions answered by a specialist. Claire Pinder and Ciorstaidh Trevarthen, from Dorset County Council's Historic Environment Team, will be here to identify your archaeological finds and help to solve the mystery!

Free

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