St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Our building is closed until July 2017
for a major renovation

To talk to the St Barbe team call 01590 676969

For tourist information call 01590 675586

Schools Programme

We offer immersive, enjoyable and memorable learning experiences aimed at supporting the teaching of History, Science, English, Geography and Art & Design.

All workshops are delivered by our team of Interpreter Demonstrators who have experience working with children and young people in arts & heritage settings.

If you would like help planning your visit, please contact the Learning & Engagement team on 01590 676969.

Browse our full programme below

KS1 Programme
Telling Tales : Life in the Past

Telling Tales : Life in the Past

A flexible session which can be tailored around different themes. Explore life before electricity and changes to everyday materials using museum collections and hands-on activities.

Curriculum Link

History: changes within living memory
English: develop reading skills and vocabulary 


Toys In The Past

Toys In The Past

A fantastic introduction to a range of toys from the past, drawing comparisons between modern & old toys and how they were made.

Curriculum Link

History: changes within living memory
Science: everyday materials


Seaside Holidays in the Past

Seaside Holidays in the Past

Using old photographs and postcards from the local area, discover how seaside holidays have changed through interactive and hands-on activities.

Curriculum Link

History: changes within living memory
History: a local history study


Mystery At Hurst Castle (The Tudors)

Mystery At Hurst Castle (The Tudors)

A hands on session using replica Tudor objects to uncover the story of a Master Gunner at Hurst Castle. Includes costume and role play.

Curriculum Link

History: a local history study
English: develop reading skills and vocabulary 

KS2 Programme
Fantastic Fossil

Fantastic Fossil

A chance to learn about pre-historic fossils and how they form. During the session groups will handle real dinosaur bones & create their own fossils using plaster of paris. 

Curriculum Link

Science: rocks
Geography: physical geography


Life on a Hill Fort

Life on a Hill Fort

Learn about Buckland Rings Hill Fort with the chance to explore the site and learn about the Iron Age settlements during this time.

Curriculum Link

History: changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
History: a local history study


The Smugglers of Lymington

The Smugglers of Lymington

Uncover the secret work of a smuggler and learn about this local and lucrative trade in Lymington through a variety of hands on activities and exploration of the museum. 

Curriculum Link

History: a local history study
English: competent in the arts of speaking and listening


Museum Makers

Museum Makers

Discover how museums bring history to life through the artefacts we care for. Children work in teams to design their own mini museum display. Strong link to literacy. Can tailor to specific topics. 

Curriculum Link

English: developing writing skills
History: develop understanding of chronological history

St. Barbe Art Programme
St Barbe Art Programme

These creative sessions developed for schools and groups are centred around our temporary exhibitions displayed in the main gallery. During the session participants will be encouraged to look at the art work in a more critical way, indentifying the differing art styles, whilst also developing their own artistic opinions. This will be drawn out through group discussions and hands-on art activities. The format is adaptable across the age groups and links to the curriculum from KS1-KS4.

We can also offer sketch book making activities and drawing exercises which are designed to support and develop art skills. 

Curriculum Link

Art: evaluate and analyse creative works
English: listening, discussing and expressing views

Outreach

If your group or class cannot make it to St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery for a session there is good chance we can come to you. Several of our KS1-KS2 workshops programmes can be delivered off-site, please contact the learning team for more details: learning@stbarbe-museum.org.uk


Prices

Self Guided Sessions

School groups are welcome to have a FREE self-led visit to the museum & Art Gallery, however please book your visit in advance

learning@stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Museum Led Sessions/Activities

All our sessions cost £35.00 per hour (£1.06 per pupil based on 33 pupils) and sessions can last from 1 hour to a whole day programme. Alternatively why not sign up for a St. Barbe Membership this entitles schools within New Forest District Council to:

School Membership Option 1

– Three half day facilitated sessions, in the museum or classroom
– 20% off any additional facilitated sessions booked
– 2 family day tickets to the museum for raffle prizes
£150.00 per year

School Membership Option 2

– Six half day facilitated sessions, in the museum or classroom
– 20% off any additional facilitated sessions booked
– 4 Family day tickets to the museum for raffle prizes
£275.00 per year