The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
01202 882533  museum@priest-house.co.uk

Learning & Outreach - Early Years - Sessions

Sessions for Early Years

We provide active hands-on sessions which support the Foundation Curriculum and Early Years topics. All the themes link to the building and collections.

Groups will rotate around three or four different activities which last approximately 20-30 minutes each. Most of the sessions will be led by our learning assistants who all have enhanced DBS checks. Some trail and craft activities will be self-directed, but full instructions and materials will be provided.

If you have a theme or topic you would like us to support, please contact Arlene Monteith, Learning & Community Outreach Officer, on 01202 882533 or email us at museum@priest-house.co.uk.

The Gingerbread Man

We tell the story of the Gingerbread Man in our Victorian kitchen and all along the garden path down to the river. Make gingerbread men in the Victorian kitchen and choose from a selection of art and craft activities.

A Victorian Christmas

Children can enjoy the festive decorations and a Christmas story at the museum, make Christmas biscuits in the Victorian kitchen and take part in Victorian Christmas-themed games and art and craft activities.

Stories and Rhymes

Traditional and contemporary stories and rhymes are used as the basis of these hands-on sessions. Each session will include a story and cooking in the Victorian kitchen. You may also choose from a range of games, and art and craft activities.

Themes include:

If you have a story or rhyme you would like us to make into a session, please contact Arlene Monteith, Learning & Community Outreach Officer to discuss the options.

Toys Old & New

Discover the stories of some of the old toys at the museum. Hold them in your hands and imagine what they would have been like when they were new. This session can also include storytelling, games or art and craft activities.

Topic and themed sessions

We can create tailor made sessions using the museum building, garden and collections. There are a wide variety of themes including:

If you have another theme or topic you would like us to make into a session, please contact Arlene Monteith, Learning & Community Outreach Officer to discuss the options.