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Poole, the First World War and its Legacy

Date
01/11/2017 - 29/02/2020
Description

Poole History Centre is currently delivering a HLF funded project, ‘Poole, the First World War and its Legacy’. Alongside building an innovative and dynamic new website a variety of events will be taking place including community roadshows, lectures and a touring exhibition. For more information please see http://www.pooleww1.org.uk/

 

Music and Mime - Every Friday (term time only)

Date
17/11/2017 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)  

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.

Love Letters to Women we Love

Date
14/02/2018 11:00 - 15:00
Description
Be inspired by the Her Story exhibition and write an open letter to a woman who has been an inspiration to you. You are invited to share your letter as part of our display.

Easter Egg Trail

Date
31/03/2018 - 15/04/2018
Description

Join us for an Easter chick treasure hunt. Find all the chicks hiding in the museum and claim your chocolate treat prize.

Available during museum opening hours.

Alternative Voices

Date
21/04/2018 19:00 - 22:00
Description

Please book your place in advance. Tickets are free but we will take donations on the door.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alternative-voices-tickets-41418155819

An evening of spoken word, performance and film by artists from across the South West. Experience Poole Museum after dark and take a closer look at the Alternative Visions exhibition.

Scaplen’s Court Garden Opening

Date
05/05/2018 12:00 - 30/09/2018 16:00
Description
Adjoining Scaplen’s Court is a delightful walled garden providing an oasis of colour and tranquillity. Originally designed by George Dillistone in 1930, it was restored by volunteers in 2000 as a herb and physic garden. Volunteers continue to keep the garden looking beautiful and it will open to the public from 5 May to 30 September.

Art Detectives Exhibition Trail

Date
26/05/2018 - 30/09/2018
Description

Discover and explore our Augustus John exhibition with this fun detective trail. Look for clues in the pictures, solve puzzles and draw your own sketches.

Available during museum opening hours.

Art Detectives Make and Take Activity: Exploring Washing Day

Date
31/05/2018 13:00 - 16:00
Description

Explore wash days of the past with this creative collage activity. Inspired by Washing Day by Augustus John, on display as part of Poole Museum’s temporary exhibition.

Free

Paye Day Pirate Trail

Date
16/06/2018 12:00 - 15:00
Description

Ahoy there me hearties! Come and find us outside the museum for some swashbuckling children’s crafts before following the trail through the galleries to collect a pirate prize. Pirate fancy dress is strongly encouraged.

£1 (Free to Museum Explorers)

‘Augustus John in Dorset’: Curator talk by David Boyd Haycock

Date
02/06/2018 14:30 - 15:30
Description


Exhibition Curator Dr Haycock’s lecture will explore the story of Augustus John’s life, from his birth in Wales through to his life and times at Alderney Manor.


Further Information:

In the first three decades of the twentieth century Augustus John (1878-1961) was widely considered one of the greatest and most important living British artists, famous almost as much for his extraordinary Bohemian lifestyle as for his outstanding portraits, etchings and drawings. Though he travelled widely in Britain, France and Italy over this period, between 1911 and 1927 he rented Alderney Manor, near Poole, and painted a number of significant works and personalities around Dorset during that period. Dr. Haycock’s lecture will explore the story of John’s life, from his birth in Wales through to his life and times at Alderney Manor.

Booking information to follow.


‘A Grand Epoch’: Augustus John and his Young Contemporaries

Date
23/06/2018 14:30 - 15:30
Description

Exhibition Curator Dr David Boyd Haycock will explore the story of John’s young life, and the talented friends who surrounded him.

Further information:

Augustus John (1878-1961) studied at the Slade School of Art in London where, in the 1890s, there was an extraordinary array of talented young students. As well as his sister Gwen John, they included William Orpen, Ambrose McEvoy, Spencer Gore, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Edna Clark Hall. John would call it ‘A Grand Epoch’, whilst their drawing master, Henry Tonks, dubbed it the school’s first ‘crisis of brilliance’. In this lecture Dr. Haycock will explore the story of John’s young life, and the talented friends who surrounded him.


Booking information to follow

Poole Museum Goes Vintage

Date
15/07/2018 11:00 - 16:00
Description

To celebrate Poole Goes Vintage, Poole Museum will be hosting its own photo station of vintage props and artefacts. Join us for free to take some authentic vintage selfies and visit the 50’s kitchen for even more photo fun.

Free


Hands on History

Date
02/08/2018 13:00 - 16:00
Description
Come and join in our exciting Hands on History activity at Poole Museum. Visitors to the Museum will have the chance to hold museum objects and learn about the archaeology, natural history and social history of Poole.

Hands on History

Date
09/08/2018 13:00 - 16:00
Description
Come and join in our exciting Hands on History activity at Poole Museum. Visitors to the Museum will have the chance to hold museum objects and learn about the archaeology, natural history and social history of Poole.

Hands on History

Date
16/08/2018 13:00 - 16:00
Description
Come and join in our exciting Hands on History activity at Poole Museum. Visitors to the Museum will have the chance to hold museum objects and learn about the archaeology, natural history and social history of Poole.

Hands on History

Date
23/08/2018 13:00 - 16:00
Description
Come and join in our exciting Hands on History activity at Poole Museum. Visitors to the Museum will have the chance to hold museum objects and learn about the archaeology, natural history and social history of Poole.

Hands on History

Date
30/08/2018 13:00 - 16:00
Description
Come and join in our exciting Hands on History activity at Poole Museum. Visitors to the Museum will have the chance to hold museum objects and learn about the archaeology, natural history and social history of Poole.
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