St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Open Tues-Sat: 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.

Activity Pack for people with dementia

Designed by the Learning and Engagement Officer at St Barbe Museum, these activity packs are created to reach out to those who are unable to visit the museum in person but still wish to enjoy our cultural programme.

In order to do this, internal and external sources are used in a way that capture the attention of people with dementia and their families/carers but are accessible to all generations.

Inspiration is taken from the exhibitions and displays at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery. We believe that art, heritage and culture are valuable tools that can be used to help develop a sense of wellbeing and to combat social and emotional isolation.

Activity Pack ONE

Activity Pack TWO

Activity Pack THREE


'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.

Young Curators

The St Barbe Young Curators is a unique opportunity for local young people aged 14-19 to gain vocational experience and develop transferable skills in the arts, culture and heritage sector. READ MORE