St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Open Daily 10am-4pm

01590 676969

Learning and Engagement

Here at St Barbe we have lots of knowledge about the local area and love to pass this exciting information on in creative and imaginative ways.

Our learning programme has been developed especially for children to help them understand their local heritage and environment from the prehistoric to the present day. It involves a variety of activities to suit different learning styles, focusing on learning through enjoyment.


'One hands-on session in St Barbe Museum is worth a few hours spent in the classroom'

St Barbe is proud of our links with the local schools and is currently developing sessions which compliment their teaching and marries with the national curriculum subjects. Please see our Schools Activities page for further information.

Informal Learning

My Museum Children’s Club (MC2) is a project designed by St Barbe specifically to inspire children to be involved in the cultural shaping of our community. Using the museum as a platform, child-friendly talks are hosted in the museum on the third Sunday of every month from 11.00am-12.00pm.

The topic of the talks and speakers are chosen for the variety of different themes they cover, for their charisma, and for the passion that distinguishes the presenters in their area of expertise. In combining all these elements, we hope to present new and inspiring role models, outside the family environment.