St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Open Daily: Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm

01590 676969

In a Flap

In a Flap

Starts: August 3 - 11:00am
Ends: August 31 - 1:00pm

Bird-themed school summer holiday art and craft activities based on our exhibition Birds of the New Forest by Geoffrey Dashwood and Chris Packham. Activities include making bird sculptures, masks, birdseed ornaments and more.
Every Thursday 11am – 1pm
Monday 31 July – Friday 1 September
Free (with admission, no booking necessary)


Roman Treasure - Family Fun Day

Roman Treasure - Family Fun Day

Starts: September 9 - 10:00am
Ends: September 9 - 5:00pm

Take a Roman-selfie, hunt for treasure, make coins and enjoy other Roman-themed crafts and activities. There will also be opportunities to handle some items from our collection.
Free (with admission, no booking necessary)


Drawings and Doodles

Drawings and Doodles

Starts: October 23 - 10:00am
Ends: October 27 - 5:00pm

Workshops and activities to help you unleash your inner artist – including drawing on the terrace.
Free (with admission, no booking necessary)


Halloween Horror: Spooky Fun at St Barbe

Halloween Horror: Spooky Fun at St Barbe

Starts: October 28 - 10:00am
Ends: October 31 - 5:00pm

Hunt the body parts hidden in our gruesome museum trail, make a monstrous mask and much more!
Free (with admission, no booking necessary)


Wood Engraving Workshop with Kate Dicker

Wood Engraving Workshop with Kate Dicker

Starts: November 4 - 10:30am
Ends: November 4 - 4:30pm

An introduction to wood engraving with printmaker Kate Dicker, a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.
Explore the technique of wood engraving using our exhibition Angie Lewin: A Printmaker’s Journey as a source of inspiration. You will create your own wood block design and print from it. All materials (including two wood blocks) are provided and included in the price. All you will need to bring are a few ideas in sketchbooks, notebooks or photographs, a pencil and a biro.


Explore the Archive Week

Explore the Archive Week

Starts: November 13 - 11:00am
Ends: November 17 - 1:00pm

Learn how to care for your family treasures and pick up some research tips.
Monday 13- Friday 17 November 11am – 1pm
These workshops are for adults.
Free (with admission, no booking necessary)


Museum Detectives

Museum Detectives

Starts: November 18 - 11:00am
Ends: November 18 - 3:00pm

Fun conservation activities for kids.
Free (with admission, no booking necessary)


Crafty Christmas

Crafty Christmas

Starts: December 18 - 11:00am
Ends: December 23 - 3:00pm

Winter trails through the museum, and the chance to make your own Christmas tree decorations and cards.
Free (with admission, no booking necessary)